Restitution of the Two Books on Plane Loci of Apollonius of Perga together with On Spheric Contacts by Pierre de Fermat (1601-1665)
by James D. Nicholson
Pierre de Fermat, the famous French Renaissance mathematician who gave us Fermat's Last Theorem, left no mathematical records so far as the English-speaking world is concerned. This is because he wrote in Latin. Here for the first time are two of his early works restoring the lost geometry treatise of Apollonius of Perga as well as Fermat's own expansion of plane loci into 3D.