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The Works of Archimedes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    Archimedes - a mathematical genius centuries ahead of his time

    The Works of Archimedes is the record of work by one of the world's greatest minds -- the ancient Greek, Archimedes -- a mathematical genius centuries ahead of his time. Hidden for a millennium in a middle eastern library, it has been written over, broken up, painted on, cut up and re-glued. But in the nick of time scientists have saved the precious, fragile documents, and it reveals just how revolutionary Archimedes' ideas were. If it had been available to scholars during the Renaissance, we might have reached the Moon over a hundred years ago. Archimedes was a man who was thousands of years ahead of his time. Not only was Archimedes coming to terms with the profound subject of infinity, he had taken the first crucial steps towards calculus, a branch of mathematics that had to be reinvented after the Renaissance, and which is today used to describe every physical phenomenon from the movement of the planets to the construction of a skyscraper. Who knows what human minds could have achieved if they had only known what Archimedes already knew? Hattely

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    No diagrams

    Garbled text.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2014

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    The book is just about illegible. Most of the text is garbled a

    The book is just about illegible. Most of the text is garbled and formulas and diagrams are non-existent.

    Whoever gave it 5 stars must be an illiterate imbecile.

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    Posted July 10, 2009

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