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Greek Mathematical Works, Volume II : Aristarchus to Pappus
by Ivor Thomas


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The wonderful achievement of Greek mathematics is here illustrated in two volumes of selected mathematical works. Volume I ("Loeb Classical Library no. 335") contains: The divisions of mathematics; mathematics in Greek education; calculation; arithmetical notation and operations, including square root and cube root; Pythagorean arithmetic, including properties of numbers; square root of 2; proportion and means; algebraic equations; Proclus; Thales; Pythagorean geometry; Democritus; Hippocrates of Chios; duplicating the cube and squaring the circle; trisecting angles; Theaetetus; Plato; Eudoxus of Cnidus (pyramid, cone); Aristotle (the infinite, the lever); Euclid.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The wonderful achievement of Greek mathematics is here illustrated in two volumes of selected mathematical works. Volume I ("Loeb Classical Library no. 335") contains: The divisions of mathematics; mathematics in Greek education; calculation; arithmetical notation and operations, including square root and cube root; Pythagorean arithmetic, including properties of numbers; square root of 2; proportion and means; algebraic equations; Proclus; Thales; Pythagorean geometry; Democritus; Hippocrates of Chios; duplicating the cube and squaring the circle; trisecting angles; Theaetetus; Plato; Eudoxus of Cnidus (pyramid, cone); Aristotle (the infinite, the lever); Euclid.

Volume II contains: Aristarchus (distances of sun and moon); Archimedes (cylinder, sphere, cubic equations; conoids; spheroids; spiral; expression of large numbers; mechanics; hydrostatics); Eratosthenes (measurement of the earth); Apollonius (conic sections and other works); later development of geometry; trigonometry (including Ptolemy's table of sines); mensuration: Heron of Alexandria; algebra: Diophantus (determinate and indeterminate equations); the revival of geometry: Pappus.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780674993990
  • ISBN-10: 0674993993
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publish Date: June 1968
  • Page Count: 694
  • Dimensions: 6.68 x 4.6 x 1.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.94 pounds

Series: Loeb Classical Library

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Books > Mathematics > History & Philosophy
Books > Literary Criticism > Ancient and Classical
Books > History > Ancient - Greece

 
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