The Works of Archimedes

The Works of Archimedes

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The complete works of antiquity's great geometer appear here in a highly accessible English translation by a distinguished scholar. Remarkable for his range of thought and his mastery of treatment, Archimedes addressed such topics as the famous problems of the ratio of the areas of a cylinder and an inscribed sphere; the measurement of a circle; the properties of…  See more details below

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The complete works of antiquity's great geometer appear here in a highly accessible English translation by a distinguished scholar. Remarkable for his range of thought and his mastery of treatment, Archimedes addressed such topics as the famous problems of the ratio of the areas of a cylinder and an inscribed sphere; the measurement of a circle; the properties of conoids, spheroids, and spirals; and the quadrature of the parabola. This edition offers an informative introduction with many valuable insights into the ancient mathematician's life and thought as well as the views of his contemporaries. Modern mathematicians, physicists, science historians, and logicians will find this volume a source of timeless fascination. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1897 edition, with supplement of 1912.

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This classic text contains all the known works of Archimedes. Heath's introduction offers background information on the ancient mathematician's life and thought as well as the views of his contemporaries. Coverage includes such topics as the ratio of the areas of a cylinder and an inscribed sphere, the measurement of a circle, and the quadrature of the parabola. The volume, which is not indexed, is a reprint of the 1897 Cambridge University Press edition plus a 1912 supplement titled . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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2940026128426
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3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Works of Archimedes is the record of work by one of the world's greatest minds -- the ancient Greek, Archimedes -- a mathematical genius centuries ahead of his time. Hidden for a millennium in a middle eastern library, it has been written over, broken up, painted on, cut up and re-glued. But in the nick of time scientists have saved the precious, fragile documents, and it reveals just how revolutionary Archimedes' ideas were. If it had been available to scholars during the Renaissance, we might have reached the Moon over a hundred years ago. Archimedes was a man who was thousands of years ahead of his time. Not only was Archimedes coming to terms with the profound subject of infinity, he had taken the first crucial steps towards calculus, a branch of mathematics that had to be reinvented after the Renaissance, and which is today used to describe every physical phenomenon from the movement of the planets to the construction of a skyscraper. Who knows what human minds could have achieved if they had only known what Archimedes already knew? Hattely
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Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
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The book is just about illegible. Most of the text is garbled and formulas and diagrams are non-existent. Whoever gave it 5 stars must be an illiterate imbecile.