A History of Greek Mathematics Volume II

A History of Greek Mathematics  Volume II

Volume 2 of an authoritative two-volume set that covers the essentials of mathematics and features every landmark innovation and every important figure, including Euclid, Apollonius, and others.

Author: Sir Thomas Heath

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486162652

Category: Mathematics

Page: 608

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Volume 2 of an authoritative two-volume set that covers the essentials of mathematics and features every landmark innovation and every important figure, including Euclid, Apollonius, and others.
Categories: Mathematics

A History of Science in World Cultures

A History of Science in World Cultures

Hippocrates, Volume I. Translated by W.H.S. Jones. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Hippocrates, 1923. Hippocrates, Volume II: Prognostic. Translated by W.H.S.Jones ... Greek Mathematical Works: Volume II, Aristarchus to Pappus.

Author: Scott L. Montgomery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317439066

Category: History

Page: 364

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To understand modern science, it is essential to recognize that many of the most fundamental scientific principles are drawn from the knowledge of ancient civilizations. Taking a global yet comprehensive approach to this complex topic, A History of Science in World Cultures uses a broad range of case studies and examples to demonstrate that the scientific thought and method of the present day is deeply rooted in a pluricultural past. Covering ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Greece, China, Islam, and the New World, this volume discusses the scope of scientific and technological achievements in each civilization and how the knowledge it developed came to impact the European Renaissance. Themes covered include the influence these scientific cultures had upon one another, the power of writing and its technologies, visions of mathematical order in the universe and how it can be represented, and what elements of the distant scientific past we continue to depend upon today. Topics often left unexamined in histories of science are treated in fascinating detail, such as the chemistry of mummification and the Great Library in Alexandria in Egypt, jewellery and urban planning of the Indus Valley, hydraulic engineering and the compass in China, the sustainable agriculture and dental surgery of the Mayas, and algebra and optics in Islam. This book shows that scientific thought has never been confined to any one era, culture, or geographic region. Clearly presented and highly illustrated, A History of Science in World Cultures is the perfect text for all students and others interested in the development of science throughout history.
Categories: History

Wonders Beyond Numbers

Wonders Beyond Numbers

A Brief History of All Things Mathematical Johnny Ball. Mankiewicz, R., 2000. ... Shorter Science and Civilisation in China, vols 1 and 2. ... Greek Mathematical Works, Volume II: Aristarchus to Pappus. Loeb Classics.

Author: Johnny Ball

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472939968

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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In this book, Johnny Ball tells one of the most important stories in world history – the story of mathematics. By introducing us to the major characters and leading us through many historical twists and turns, Johnny slowly unravels the tale of how humanity built up a knowledge and understanding of shapes, numbers and patterns from ancient times, a story that leads directly to the technological wonderland we live in today. As Galileo said, 'Everything in the universe is written in the language of mathematics', and Wonders Beyond Numbers is your guide to this language. Mathematics is only one part of this rich and varied tale; we meet many fascinating personalities along the way, such as a mathematician who everyone has heard of but who may not have existed; a Greek philosopher who made so many mistakes that many wanted his books destroyed; a mathematical artist who built the largest masonry dome on earth, which builders had previously declared impossible; a world-renowned painter who discovered mathematics and decided he could no longer stand the sight of a brush; and a philosopher who lost his head, but only after he had died. Enriched with tales of colourful personalities and remarkable discoveries, there is also plenty of mathematics for keen readers to get stuck into. Written in Johnny Ball's characteristically light-hearted and engaging style, this book is packed with historical insight and mathematical marvels; join Johnny and uncover the wonders found beyond the numbers.
Categories: Mathematics

The Shock of History Religion Memory Identity

The Shock of History  Religion  Memory  Identity

... but rather a purely abstract and intellectual process Every mathematical and physical discovery of modern science ... of this passage from the Greek taken from Ivor Thomas, Greek Mathematical Works, Volume II: Aristarchus to Pappus ...

Author: Dominique Venner

Publisher: Arktos

ISBN: 9781910524442

Category: Europe

Page: 160

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The shock of history: we live it, neither knowing or comprehending it. France, Europe, and the world have entered into a new era of thought, attitudes, and powers. This shock of history makes clear the fact that there is no such thing as an insurmountable destiny. The time will come for Europe to awaken, to respond to the challenges of immigration, toxic ideologies, the perils of globalism, and the confusion that assails her. But under what conditions? That is the question to which this book responds. Conceived in the form of a lively and dynamic interview with a historian who, after taking part in history himself, never ceased to study and reflect upon it. In this text, the first of his major works to appear in English, Dominique Venner recounts the great movements of European history, the origin of its thought, and its tragedies. He proposes new paths and offers powerful examples to ward off decadence, and to understand the history in which we are immersed and in which we lead our lives.
Categories: Europe

Ibn al Haytham New Astronomy and Spherical Geometry

Ibn al Haytham  New Astronomy and Spherical Geometry

(Greek Mathematical Works, vol. II, Aristarchus to Pappus, trans. Ivor Thomas, Loeb Classical Library, LCL 362, Harvard University Press, 1941, reprinted, pp. 46, 47.) In On the Sphere and Cylinder Archimedes distinguishes axioms from ...

Author: Roshdi Rashed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317680871

Category: History

Page: 642

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This volume provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and science from the mediaeval Arab world. The fourth volume of A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics is complemented by three preceding volumes which focused on infinitesimal determinations and other chapters of classical mathematics. This book includes five main works of the polymath Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen) on astronomy, spherical geometry and trigonometry, plane trigonometry and studies of astronomical instruments on hour lines, horizontal sundials and compasses for great circles. In particular, volume four examines: the increasing tendency to mathematize the inherited astronomy from Greek sources, namely Ptolemy's Almagest; the development of celestial kinematics; new research in spherical geometry and trigonometry required by the new kinematical theory; the study on astronomical instruments and its impact on mathematical research. These new historical materials and their mathematical and historical commentaries contribute to rewriting the history of mathematical astronomy and mathematics from the 11th century on. Including extensive commentary from one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject, this fundamental text is essential reading for historians and mathematicians at the most advanced levels of research.
Categories: History

A History of Greek Mathematics From Aristarchus to Diophantus

A History of Greek Mathematics  From Aristarchus to Diophantus

Qurra the book is attributed to Archimedes, the propositions cannot be his in their present form, since his name is several times mentioned in them; but it is quite likely that some of them are of Archimedean origin, notably those about ...

Author: Thomas Heath

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486240749

Category: Mathematics

Page: 597

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Volume 2 of an authoritative two-volume set that covers the essentials of mathematics and features every landmark innovation and every important figure, including Euclid, Apollonius, and others.
Categories: Mathematics

Journey through Mathematics

Journey through Mathematics

113–114r, 118r−v. ... Selections illustrating the history of Greek mathematics, Vol. I From Thales to Euclid, Vol. II From Aristarchus to Pappus, William Heinemann Ltd., London and Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1941, 1942; ...

Author: Enrique A. González-Velasco

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387921549

Category: Mathematics

Page: 466

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This book offers an accessible and in-depth look at some of the most important episodes of two thousand years of mathematical history. Beginning with trigonometry and moving on through logarithms, complex numbers, infinite series, and calculus, this book profiles some of the lesser known but crucial contributors to modern day mathematics. It is unique in its use of primary sources as well as its accessibility; a knowledge of first-year calculus is the only prerequisite. But undergraduate and graduate students alike will appreciate this glimpse into the fascinating process of mathematical creation. The history of math is an intercontinental journey, and this book showcases brilliant mathematicians from Greece, Egypt, and India, as well as Europe and the Islamic world. Several of the primary sources have never before been translated into English. Their interpretation is thorough and readable, and offers an excellent background for teachers of high school mathematics as well as anyone interested in the history of math.
Categories: Mathematics

Greek Science

Greek Science

FURTHER READING There are few modern work on Greek mathematics which do not assume or demand considerable mathematical competence on the part of the reader . A. Aaboe , Episodes from the Early History of Mathematics ( Washington ...

Author: T. E. Rihll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0199223955

Category: Philosophy

Page: 163

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Greek Science surveys the range and scope of ancient work on topics now called science.
Categories: Philosophy