Cours de Mathématique by Charles Bossut. Tome troisieme. Mecanique
Paris. Chez Firmin Didot, 1802. - 444.  p., XI l. inserts to the section "Mechanics [Mecanique], II l. inserts to the section "Vaults" [Voutes]. Hardcover combination of the era; reduced format (12 x 20 cm). A crack at the junction of the spine and the top cover of the binding; there are no loose sheets of flyleafs and an insert with the scheme No. 5; the pages are agitated.
[Charles Bossut (11 August 1730-14 January 1814) was a French mathematician, one of the Encyclopedists.
He graduated from the Jesuit College in Lyon, after which he devoted himself to scientific research and participated in the creation of the" Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Crafts " by Denis Diderot.
Thanks to his friendship with Charles Camus, in 1752 he was appointed professor at the Royal School of Engineering in Mezieres, and then succeeded him as examiner of students of the Technical University and moved to Paris.
In 1768, he was accepted as a member of the French Academy.
During the French Revolution, he lost this position, but under the Empire he was restored to it with the help of Gaspard Monge, his former pupil in Mezieres, and worked until 1808. He was also Inspector General of Hydraulic Machinery and Royal Buildings and Royal Professor of Hydrodynamics.
In 1775-1777, he conducted well-known experiments on the ponds of the Military Academy, aiming to determine the resistance that opposes the movement of water vessels.
As a member of the state commission, he worked on the project of a canal between the Seine and Loire rivers, which was implemented as the Nivernais Canal after his death, in 1841.
Charles Bossu also wrote a number of works on mathematics and hydrodynamics.]