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Fe, Fi, Fo, Folium: a Discourse on DESCARTES’ Mathematical Curiosity

Authors: Richard L. Amoroso

A brief history and biography of Descartes and his scientific work is given followed by some of the mathematical details of a mathematical curiosity called the Folium of Descartes which he discovered in an attempt to challenge Fermat’s extremum-finding techniques.

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