An elementary treatise on the theory of equations

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Macmillan, 1861 - Equations, Theory of - 285 pages

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Page 276 - Routh. — AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON THE DYNAMICS OF THE SYSTEM OF RIGID BODIES. With Numerous Examples. By EDWARD JOHN ROUTH, MA, late Fellow and Assistant Tutor of St. Peter's College, Cambridge; Examiner in the University of London. Second Edition, enlarged. Crown 8vo. cloth.
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Page 2 - ... which can be altered only by the changes of entire units or integral multiples of units in the fundamental conditions of the problem ; the other concerning those chances which have respect to insensible gradations in the value of the element measured), the present tract has been drawn up.
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Page 272 - Mathematics. Each chapter is followed by a set of Examples: those which are entitled Miscellaneous Examples, together with a few in some of the other sets, may be advantageously...
Page 48 - ... any of the positive roots. For transform the proposed equation into one whose roots are the reciprocals of the roots of the proposed equation, and then the reciprocal of the superior limit of the positive roots of the transformed equation will be an inferior limit of the positive roots of the proposed equation. Thus suppose the proposed equation to be put — for x, and multiply by y...
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