Gimme That Old Time Derivation
June 15, 2009 5:37 AM   Subscribe

The Cornell Historical Math Monographs archive has a great many famous papers, including works by De Morgan, Hamilton, Descartes (warning: French) and of course Lewis Carroll.

Found while searching for this interesting paper.
posted by DU (7 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I actually own a copy in dead tree form...
posted by Tube at 6:13 AM on June 15, 2009

If you enjoy that paper, you may also enjoy this (which would have been a great addition to your post had it existed in 2005).
posted by DU at 6:16 AM on June 15, 2009 [1 favorite]

Kempe's monograph is actually quite interesting, and led me to make this model of a Peaucellier cell.
posted by Tube at 6:32 AM on June 15, 2009 [2 favorites]

man that is an annoying interface. On documents who's height is more then the size of the window (even if the extra space is just margins), you have a choice of scrolling up each time you want to move or using an unwieldy pull down menu. It would be a lot nice if they just added next/back buttons to the nav bar on the top.
posted by delmoi at 7:23 AM on June 15, 2009

You know, Lego Technic beams and pins are probably a lot simpler way to make model linkages. Self-link (also, I knew a lot less about linkages back then...)
posted by DU at 7:25 AM on June 15, 2009 [1 favorite]

Tube: led me to make this model of a Peaucellier cell

So where'd you get that t-shirt?
posted by Mental Wimp at 9:26 AM on June 15, 2009

The shirt?

Matt Haughey once created an arcane six bar linkage between my computer, Comcast, a Metatalk sidebar ad, Paypal, UPS, and my mailbox.
posted by Tube at 4:27 PM on June 15, 2009

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