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Record Number: 13343


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'With regard to the division of the circle into 360 parts,- I think it cannot be done by elementary Geometry - at least if M. Gauss is right - who (Leslie tells us) has demonstrated that a polygon can be inscribed in a circle - directly - by means of circles and straight lines - only - when the number of its sides is a prime number and can be denoted by 2n + 1.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1816 and 31 Aug 1816

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Annandale (probably)

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Thomas Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer / Academic

Religion:

Lapsed Calvinist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sir John Leslie

Title:

Elements of Geometry

Genre:

Mathematics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

13343

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

82

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle (Durham, 1970), 1, p. 82, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13343, accessed: 23 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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