Note on the Braikenridge-Maclaurin theorem

  title={Note on the Braikenridge-Maclaurin theorem},
  author={Stella Mills},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={235 - 240}
  • Stella Mills
  • Published 1 March 1984
  • Mathematics
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
In the Mathematical Gazette for 1915, there was a paper (1) of Charles Tweedie, which included an account of the Braikenridge-MacLaurin Theorem: if the sides of a polygon are restricted to pass through fixed points while all the vertices but one lie on fixed straight lines, the free vertex describes a conic section or a straight line. While the account gave a good elucidation of the* mathematical problems surrounding the discovery of the theorem, some MS. letters of Colin MacLaurin indicate… 
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