References for Robert Simson


  1. I N Sneddon, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830904033.html

Books:

  1. W Trail, Life and Writings of Robert Simson (Bath, 1812).

Articles:

  1. I Tweddle, John Machin and Robert Simson on inverse-tangent series for π, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 42 (1) (1991), 1-14.
  2. I Tweddle, Some results on conic sections in the correspondence between Colin MacLaurin and Robert Simson, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 41 (4) (1991), 285-309.

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