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A Short History of Greek Mathematics
     

A Short History of Greek Mathematics

by James Gow
 

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Authoritative and highly readable, this history of Greek mathematics focuses on the contributions of major figures such as Euclid, Archimedes, and Ptolemy, but also explores fascinating aspects of works by many lesser-known scholars and thinkers. Mathematicians will find accounts here of every extant Greek mathematical book, in addition to many proofs translated

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Authoritative and highly readable, this history of Greek mathematics focuses on the contributions of major figures such as Euclid, Archimedes, and Ptolemy, but also explores fascinating aspects of works by many lesser-known scholars and thinkers. Mathematicians will find accounts here of every extant Greek mathematical book, in addition to many proofs translated directly from ancient texts. Greek scholars will encounter a full treatment of nomenclature and arithmetical symbols. Students of history, even those without a particular interest in Greek or mathematics, will be able to extract from these pages a chronicle of the development of mathematical science. Contents include discussions of the decimal scale; Egyptian and Greek arithmetic; the Greek theory of numbers and Greek geometry; prehistoric and Egyptian geometry; and the works of Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius, and their successors.

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BN ID:
2940026473199
Publisher:
University press
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
773 KB

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