Ludic Proof: Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic

Ludic Proof: Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic

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by Reviel Netz
     
 

Describes the relationship between science and poetry in the Hellenistic period, transforming our understanding of the origins of Western mathematics.See more details below

Overview

Describes the relationship between science and poetry in the Hellenistic period, transforming our understanding of the origins of Western mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521898942
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The carnival of calculation; 2. The telling of mathematics; 3. Hybrids and mosaics; 4. The poetic interface; Conclusions and qualifications.

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