Hendrik van Heuraet

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Hendrik van Heuraet (1633, Haarlem - 1660?, Leiden) was a Dutch mathematician also known as Henrici van Heuraet. He is noted as one of the founders of the integral, and author of Epistola de Transmutatione Curvarum Linearum in Rectus [On the Transformation of Curves into Straight Lines] (1659).[1] From 1653 he studied at Leiden University where he interacted with Frans van Schooten, Johannes Hudde, and Christiaan Huygens. In 1658 he and Hudde left for Saumur in France. He returned to Leiden the next year as a physician. After this his trail is lost.


  • van Maanen, Jan A. (1984). "Hendrick van Heureat (1634-1660?): His Life and Mathematical Work". Centaurus. 27 (3): 218–279. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0498.1984.tb00781.x. ISSN 0008-8994.


  1. ^ Mathematical Treasures - Van Heuraet's Rectification of Curves, Frank J. Swetz, Victor J. Katz, Mathematical Association of America (maa.org) Accessed: 10-13-2016

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