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COTES, R. Leçons de physique experimentale, sur l'equilibre des liqueurs, & sur la nature & les propriétés de l'air. Trad. (p. L.G. Le Monnier). Par., David fils, 1742. xvi, 458, (14) pp. W. 6 engr. fold. plates. Cont. cf. w. raised bands, richly dec. gilt back, brown label & red edges. (Lower joint split at the ends, extremities sl. dam., else a good copy).

Roger Cotes (1682-1716) was an English mathematician, close to Isaac Newton with whom he shared the discovery of the Newton-Cotes method of numerical analysis, which generally extended the trapezoidal method and Simpson's method for calculating integrals. This book was first published posthumously in 1738 under the title "Hydrostatical and Pneumatic Lectures", and it contains the first French translation of Newton's scale of degrees of heat, his law of cooling.

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