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Bartholomäus Pitiscus (1561-1613)


Author: R. C. Archibald
Journal: Math. Comp. 3 (1949), 390-397
MSC: Primary 01.0X
MathSciNet review: 0028245
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1949-0028245-1
PII: S 0025-5718(1949)0028245-1
Article copyright: © Copyright 1949 American Mathematical Society