Originally published in 1890. This early works will appeal greatly to any mathematics student with much of the information still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
In the works of Abel, Euler, Jacobi, Legendre, and others, the student of Mathematics has a most abundant supply of material for the study of the subject of Elliptic Functions. These works, however, are not accessible to the general student, and, in addition to being very technical in their treatment of the subject, are moreover in a foreign language. It is in the hope of smoothing the road to this interesting and increasingly important branch of Mathematics, and of putting within reach of the English student a tolerably complete outline of the subject, clothed in simple mathematical language and methods, that the present work has been compiled. New or original methods of treatment are not to be looked for. The most that can be expected will be the simplifying of methods and the reduction of them to such as will be intelligible to the average student of Higher Mathematics.