Mathematics in Ancient Greece [NOOK Book]

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More than a history of mathematics, this lively book traces mathematical ideas and processes to their sources, stressing the methods used by the masters of the ancient world. Author Tobias Dantzig portrays the human story behind mathematics, showing how flashes of insight in the minds of certain gifted individuals helped mathematics take enormous forward strides. Dantzig demonstrates how the Greeks organized their precursors' melange of geometric maxims into an elegantly abstract deductive system. He also ...
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Mathematics in Ancient Greece

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Overview


More than a history of mathematics, this lively book traces mathematical ideas and processes to their sources, stressing the methods used by the masters of the ancient world. Author Tobias Dantzig portrays the human story behind mathematics, showing how flashes of insight in the minds of certain gifted individuals helped mathematics take enormous forward strides. Dantzig demonstrates how the Greeks organized their precursors' melange of geometric maxims into an elegantly abstract deductive system. He also explains the ways in which some of the famous mathematical brainteasers of antiquity led to the development of whole new branches of mathematics.
A book that will both instruct and delight the mathematically minded, this volume is also a treat for readers interested in the history of science. Students and teachers of mathematics will particularly appreciate its unusual combination of human interest and sound scholarship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486149981
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: Dover Books on Mathematics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,177,149
  • File size: 5 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    BIOS

    Ancient greece rp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Dalton

    *the mortal who had no god mother or father strode out..a trident straped to his back..he issued for a command and the tridents tip shot chain lightning...he whispered to it and laid it down...he etched a protective spell on the trident and walked away

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Hestia

    Oh joy... happy family...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Jonathan

    I based my Avalon off of the king arthur legend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Hades

    Zeus chose another temple.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Zeus

    *he zaps Posideon into ashes and walks to his temple*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Everdeen

    Lol yeah

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Artemis

    Ur probably right. My bad. ~Artemis

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Aphrodites temple

    This is my temple ppl.....srry but it is ~Aphrodite

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