Thirteen Books of the Elements

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Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical apparatus analyzing each definition, postulate, and proposition. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books I and II of Elements, lines, angles, intersections, etc.
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Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements plus critical apparatus analyzing each definition, postulate, and proposition. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books I and II of Elements, lines, angles, intersections, etc.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486600888
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1956
  • Series: Dover Books on Mathematics Series
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 443
  • Sales rank: 324,082
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.03 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

VOLUME I.
  INTRODUCTION.
    FACSIMILE OF A PAGE OF THE BODLEIAN MS. OF THE ELEMENTS. Frontispiece
    I. EUCLID AND THE TRADITIONS ABOUT HIM
    II. EUCLID'S OTHER WORKS
    III. GREEK COMMENTATORS OTHER THAN PROCLUS
    IV. PROCLUS AND HIS SOURCES
    V. THE TEXT
    VI. THE SCHOLIA
    VII. EUCLID IN ARABIA
    VIII. PRINCIPAL TRANSLATIONS AND EDITIONS
    IX.
      1. ON THE NATURE OF ELEMENTS
      2. ELEMENTS ANTERIOR TO EUCLID'S
      3. "FIRST PRINCIPLES: DEFINITIONS, POSTULATES AND AXIOMS"
      4. THEOREMS AND PROBLEMS
      5. THE FORMAL DIVISIONS OF A PROPOSITION
      6. OTHER TECHNICAL TERMS
      7. THE DEFINITIONS
  THE ELEMENTS.
    "BOOK I. DEFINITIONS, POSTULATES, COMMON NOTIONS"
      NOTES ON DEFINITIONS ETC
      PROPOSITIONS
    BOOK II. DEFINITIONS
      NOTE ON GEOMETRICAL ALGEBRA
      PROPOSITIONS
    EXCURSUS I. PYTHAGORAS AND THE PYTHAGOREANS
    EXCURSUS II. POPULAR NAMES FOR EUCLIDEAN PROPOSITIONS
    GREEK INDEX TO VOL. I.
    ENGLISH INDEX TO VOL. 1.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    EUCLID

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2002

    I understand math so much better now!

    This book helped me understand the basic principles of mathematics. Last year in Math anal, I barely pulled an A at the semester. This year, Calculus has been a breeze, thanks to Euclid! (Well, maybe it's not all him, but it has helped much.) I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. Actually, if you can, try and buy a version without all the notes. You don't want them. All they do is list different Greek expressions and translations of them which don't matter to most of us anyway. Get your hands on the juicy part- the part written by Euclid.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2002

    Math/Science Enthusiast Must Read

    For anyone who has or will study mathematics at the analysis level, this is a must read. It explains so many of the elementary things that we use almost without comment now in modern geometry. Great read, [this from a lowly undergrad however :-( ] .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2000

    It was pretty good

    The book was a little boring. It's not the typical book to read. But it is helpful for math problems.

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