Apollonius of Perga - Treatise on Conic Sections

Apollonius of Perga - Treatise on Conic Sections

by Thomas Little Heath
     
 

Despite being generally unknown to the greats of contemporary mathematics, Apollonius’s Conics is said by Chasles to contain ‘the most interesting properties of conics’. Written by one of the great pioneers of geometry, this scarce text contains a comprehensive account of the mathematics of conics, and as such constitutes a valuable to addition to

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Despite being generally unknown to the greats of contemporary mathematics, Apollonius’s Conics is said by Chasles to contain ‘the most interesting properties of conics’. Written by one of the great pioneers of geometry, this scarce text contains a comprehensive account of the mathematics of conics, and as such constitutes a valuable to addition to the libraries of serious mathematicians and historians alike. Apollonius of Perga was a Greek geometer and astronomer, most famous for his work pertaining to conic sections and whose methodology and terminology influenced such intellectual giants as Ptolemy, Johannes Kepler, Francesco Maurolico, Isaac Newton, and René Descartes. This rare text is proudly republished here with an introductory biography of the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446021262
Publisher:
Read Books Design
Publication date:
06/05/2010
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.95(d)

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