The Transformation of Mathematics in the Early Mediterranean World: From Problems to Equations

The Transformation of Mathematics in the Early Mediterranean World: From Problems to Equations

by Reviel Netz
     
 

An interesting interpretation of the historical trajectory of pre-modern mathematics.See more details below

Overview

An interesting interpretation of the historical trajectory of pre-modern mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521041744
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/18/2007
Series:
Cambridge Classical Studies Series
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Reviel Netz is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at Stanford University. He has published widely in the field of Greek mathematics: The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics: A Study in Cognitive History (1999) was runner-up for the Runciman Prize for 2000, and he is currently working on a complete English translation of and commentary on the works of Archimedes, the first volume of which was published in 2003. He has also written a volume of Hebrew poetry and an historical study of barbed wire.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The problem in the world of Archimedes; 2. From Archimedes to Eutocius; 3. From Archimedes to Khayyam; Conclusion; References; Index.

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