De Moivre as Teacher
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As noted in Chapter 3, according to one eighteenth-century classification of mathematics, topics in the field divided themselves into two general areas: pure and mixed mathematics.2 Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and conic sections belong to pure mathematics; topics such as geography, astronomy, optics, and mechanics belong to mixed mathematics. De Moivre taught his students topics in pure mathematics.