Apollonius of Perga's Conica: Text, Context, Subtext

Apollonius of Perga's Conica: Text, Context, Subtext

by Michael Fried, Sabetai Unguru
     
 

This volume contains a historically sensitive analysis and interpretation of Apollonius of Perga's Conica, one of the greatest works of Hellenistic mathematics. It provides a long overdue alternative to H. G. Zeuthen's Die Lehre von den Kogelschnitten im Altertum.  See more details below

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This volume contains a historically sensitive analysis and interpretation of Apollonius of Perga's Conica, one of the greatest works of Hellenistic mathematics. It provides a long overdue alternative to H. G. Zeuthen's Die Lehre von den Kogelschnitten im Altertum.

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'...this book should be considered a clear success.
Reviel Netz, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2002.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004119772
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Mnemosyne, Supplements Series, #222
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.64(h) x 1.42(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael N. Fried, Ph.D. (1998) in History of Science, Tel-Aviv University, a graduate of St.John's College, is Researcher at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Center for Science and Technology Education.
Sabetai Unguru, Ph.D. (1970) in History of Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, is Professor Emeritus at Tel-Aviv University. His publications are in the fields of the history of Greek mathematics and medieval optics.

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