Works of Archimedes

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2014 Reprint of 1897 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Sir Thomas Little Heath was a British civil servant, mathematician, classical scholar, historian of ancient Greek mathematics, translator, and mountaineer. He was educated at Clifton College. Heath translated works of Euclid of Alexandria, Apollonius of Perga, Aristarchus of Samos, and Archimedes of Syracuse into English. He was distinguished for his work in Greek Mathematics and authored ...
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2014 Reprint of 1897 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Sir Thomas Little Heath was a British civil servant, mathematician, classical scholar, historian of ancient Greek mathematics, translator, and mountaineer. He was educated at Clifton College. Heath translated works of Euclid of Alexandria, Apollonius of Perga, Aristarchus of Samos, and Archimedes of Syracuse into English. He was distinguished for his work in Greek Mathematics and authored several books on the subject. It is primarily through Heath's translations that modern English-speaking readers are aware of what Archimedes did. His translation of the celebrated Archimedes Palimpsest, however, was based on a transcription that had lacunae, which modern scholars have been able to fill in to a certain extent, by exploiting modern scientific methods of imagery not available in Heath's time. This book contains an long introduction by Heath as well as English translations/paraphrases of all of the works of Archimedes with the exception of "The Method". Heath's main source for the original text of Archimedes was Heiberg's "Archimedis Opera Omnia."
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9781430448792
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Pages: 516
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.15 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    Archimedes - a mathematical genius centuries ahead of his time

    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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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    No diagrams

    Garbled text.

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  • Posted July 9, 2014

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    The book is just about illegible. Most of the text is garbled a

    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.

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