## Arithmos LVII - Newton's Method of Fluxions: Curvature & Mechanical Curves

**From:** Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2:00 pm
**To:** Sunday, October 29, 12:30.
**Location:** Danbury, CT

Western Connecticut State University

Higgins Hall 206

**Contact:** Chuck Rocca,
RoccaC@wcsu.edu
**Readings:**
- We will continue reading Newton's
*The Method of Fluxions and Infinite Series* in the 1736 English translation by John Colson.
It's widely available on the internet, e.g.
here.
This is what we read:
- Curvature: Problem V through Article 46 (p. 59-68)
- Problem I, Articles 10-12 (p. 23-24)
- Mechanical Curves: Problem IV, Articles 13-28 (p. 49-51)
- Polar and Quadratic Coordinates: Problem IV, Articles 49-58 (p. 56-58)
- Curvature of Sprials: Problem V, Articles 47-53 (p. 68-70)
- Oscualting Circle: Problem V, Article 54 (p. 70)

**Schedule:**
- Saturday, 12:00, optional lunch for early arrivers
- Saturday, 2:00 pm, afternoon session begins
- Saturday, 6:30 pm, optional dinner
- Sunday, 9:00 am, morning session begins
- Sunday, 12:30, farewells and optional lunch

Last modified: August 24, 2017.
Rob Bradley /
bradley@adelphi.edu