Della vita e delle opere di Leonardo Pisano matematico del secolo decimoterzo. Notizie raccolte.
Dagli atti dell'accademia pontifica de'nuovi Lincei Anno V. Sessioni I, II e III (1851-1852).Rome: Tipografia delle belle arti, 1852 Stock Code: 121647
Original offprint, giving an account of the life and works of Leonardo Pisano, better known as Fibonacci (1170-1240), whose Liber abaci (1202) was the first European work to introduce Indian and Arabian mathematics. His name is known to modern mathematicians mainly because of the Fibonacci sequence, derived from a problem in the Liber abaci.
"Much less appreciated is the role Liber Abaci plays in the development of present value calculation... Fibonacci illustrates his methods of calculation through several numerical examples. Among these are four types of applications to investments: (1) the fair allocation of profits to members of a partnership... (2) the calculation of profits from a series from a sequence of investments, with intermediate withdrawals... (3) the calculation of future value... and (4) the calculation of present value." Rubinstein, A History of the Theory of Investments, pp. 3-4).
Quarto (318 x 226 mm), pp. -128. Near contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spine rules and lettered gilt, marbled endpapers and edges.
Spine ends a little chipped, joints and corners lightly rubbed, small library label to front pastedown.; a very good copy.
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