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The Elements: Books I-XIII (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
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The Elements: Books I-XIII (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

by Euclid, Sir Thomas L. Heath (Translator), Andrew Aberdein (Introduction)
 
Euclid's Elements is a fundamental landmark of mathematical achievement. Firstly, it is a compendium of the principal mathematical work undertaken in classical Greece, for which in many cases no other source survives. Secondly, it is a model of organizational clarity which has had a deep influence on the way almost all subsequent mathematical research has

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Euclid's Elements is a fundamental landmark of mathematical achievement. Firstly, it is a compendium of the principal mathematical work undertaken in classical Greece, for which in many cases no other source survives. Secondly, it is a model of organizational clarity which has had a deep influence on the way almost all subsequent mathematical research has been conducted. Thirdly, it is the most successful textbook ever written, only seriously challenged as an account of elementary geometry in the nineteenth century, more than two thousand years after its first publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760763124
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/16/2006
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Edition description:
Complete and Unabridged
Pages:
1312
Sales rank:
233,692
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.40(d)

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