Works of Archimedes: Translation and Commentary

Works of Archimedes: Translation and Commentary

by Archimedes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521661609

ISBN-13: 9780521661607

Pub. Date: 02/29/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The works translated here--the two books On the Sphere and Cylinder--were a source of great pride for Archimedes, the greatest scientist of antiquity. Accompanying this translation is the first scientific edition of the diagrams, which incorporates new information from the recently discovered Archimedes Palimpsest. The volume also includes the first English

Overview

The works translated here--the two books On the Sphere and Cylinder--were a source of great pride for Archimedes, the greatest scientist of antiquity. Accompanying this translation is the first scientific edition of the diagrams, which incorporates new information from the recently discovered Archimedes Palimpsest. The volume also includes the first English translation of Eutocius's commentary. Reviel Netz's commentary analyzes Archimedes's work from contemporary research perspectives such as scientific style and the cognitive history of mathematical texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521661607
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2004
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Translation and Commentary: On Sphere and Cylinder Book I; On Sphere and Cylinder Book II; Eutocius' Commentary to On Sphere and Cylinder Book I; Eutocius' Commentary to On Sphere and Cylinder Book II; Bibliography; Index.

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