Classics in the History of Greek Mathematics

This volume includes 19 classic papers on the history of Greek mathematics that were published during the entire 20th century and affected significantly the state of the art of this field.

Author: Jean Christianidis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402026409

Category: Mathematics

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The twentieth century is the period during which the history of Greek mathematics reached its greatest acme. Indeed, it is by no means exaggerated to say that Greek mathematics represents the unique field from the wider domain of the general history of science which was included in the research agenda of so many and so distinguished scholars, from so varied scientific communities (historians of science, historians of philosophy, mathematicians, philologists, philosophers of science, archeologists etc. ), while new scholarship of the highest quality continues to be produced. This volume includes 19 classic papers on the history of Greek mathematics that were published during the entire 20th century and affected significantly the state of the art of this field. It is divided into six self-contained sections, each one with its own editor, who had the responsibility for the selection of the papers that are republished in the section, and who wrote the introduction of the section. It constitutes a kind of a Reader book which is today, one century after the first publications of Tannery, Zeuthen, Heath and the other outstanding figures of the end of the 19th and the beg- ning of 20th century, rather timely in many respects.

A Short History of Greek Mathematics

The complete history of Greek mathematics, from the origins of arithmetic to the key works of Pythagorus, Euclid, and Archimedes.

Author: James Gow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108009034

Category: Philosophy

Page: 382

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The complete history of Greek mathematics, from the origins of arithmetic to the key works of Pythagorus, Euclid, and Archimedes.

Amazing Traces of a Babylonian Origin in Greek Mathematics

(2004) Classics in the History of Greek Mathematics. Dordrecht/ Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Freudenthal, H. (1977) What is algebra and what has been its history? Archive for History of Exact Sciences 16, 189-200.

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A History of Greek Mathematics 2 Volume Set

Originally published in 1921, this rigorous two-volume work traces ancient Greek mathematics from Thales of Miletus to Diophantus of Alexandria.

Author: T. L. Heath

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ISBN: 1108062873

Category: Mathematics

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'If one would understand the Greek genius fully, it would be a good plan to begin with their geometry.' As early as the sixth century BCE, Thales of Miletus used geometrical principles to calculate distance and height. Within a few hundred years, Euclid had produced his seminal Elements, which was still used as a textbook when this two-volume work was first published in 1921. A distinguished civil servant as well as an expert on ancient Greek mathematics, Sir Thomas Little Heath (1861–1940) includes here sufficient detail for a modern mathematician to grasp ancient methodology, alongside explanatory sections aimed at classicists. This remains a rigorous and essential exposition of a vast topic. Volume 1 includes an introduction and a section on numerical notation and arithmetical operations. The coverage begins with Thales and ends with Euclid. Volume 2 focuses on post-Euclidian mathematics, beginning with the work of Aristarchus of Samos and extending to that of Diophantus of Alexandria.

Revolutions and Continuity in Greek Mathematics

The History of Mathematical Proof in Ancient Traditions. ... “Diagrams and Arguments in Ancient Greek Mathematics: Lessons Drawn from Comparisons of the Manuscript Diagrams With Those in ... Classics in the History of Greek Mathematics.

Author: Michalis Sialaros

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110565959

Category: History

Page: 401

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This volume brings together a number of leading scholars working in the field of ancient Greek mathematics to present their latest research. In their respective area of specialization, all contributors offer stimulating approaches to questions of historical and historiographical ‘revolutions’ and ‘continuity’. Taken together, they provide a powerful lens for evaluating the applicability of Thomas Kuhn’s ideas on ‘scientific revolutions’ to the discipline of ancient Greek mathematics. Besides the latest historiographical studies on ‘geometrical algebra’ and ‘premodern algebra’, the reader will find here some papers which offer new insights into the controversial relationship between Greek and pre-Hellenic mathematical practices. Some other contributions place emphasis on the other edge of the historical spectrum, by exploring historical lines of ‘continuity’ between ancient Greek, Byzantine and post-Hellenic mathematics. The terminology employed by Greek mathematicians, along with various non-textual and material elements, is another topic which some of the essays in the volume explore. Finally, the last three articles focus on a traditionally rich source on ancient Greek mathematics; namely the works of Plato and Aristotle.

A History of Greek Mathematics

This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by the Clarendon Press in Oxford, 1921.

Author: Thomas Little Heath

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ISBN: 9780543974488

Category: Mathematics

Page: 466

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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by the Clarendon Press in Oxford, 1921.

History of Mathematics

”On the Need to Rewrite the History of Greek Mathematics”. Archive for History of Exact Sciences 15: 67–114 [Classic criticism of the early historiography of Greek mathematics] Unguru, Sabetai. (2004). ”On the Need to Rewrite the ...

Author: Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 9781848262218

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History of Mathematics is a component of Encyclopedia of Mathematical Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on History of Mathematics discusses: Mathematics in Egypt and Mesopotamia; History of Trigonometryto 1550; Mathematics in Japan; The Mathematization of The Physical Sciences-Differential Equations of Nature; A Short History of Dynamical Systems Theory:1885-2007; Measure Theories and Ergodicity Problems; The Number Concept and Number Systems; Operations Research and Mathematical Programming: From War to Academia - A Joint Venture; Elementary Mathematics From An Advanced Standpoint; The History and Concept of Mathematical Proof; Geometry in The 20th Century; Bourbaki: An Epiphenomenon in The History of Mathematics This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.

Philosophy of Chemistry

CLASSICS IN THE HISTORY OF GREEK MATHEMATICS Edited by JEAN CHRISTIANIDIS University of Athens ISBN 1-4020-0081-2 2004.336 pp . Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science , Volume 240 This volume includes a selection of 19 classic ...

Author: Davis Baird

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402032560

Category: Science

Page: 394

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This comprehensive volume marks a new standard in scholarship in the emerging field of the philosophy of chemistry. Philosophers, chemists, and historians of science ask some fundamental questions about the relationship between philosophy and chemistry.

What is a Mathematical Concept

... Classics in the history of Greek mathematics (pp. 331–336). Boston, MA: Springer. Corry, L. (2015). A brief history of numbers. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Deutscher, G. (2010). Through the language glass: Why the world looks ...

Author: Elizabeth de Freitas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108210782

Category: Psychology

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Responding to widespread interest within cultural studies and social inquiry, this book addresses the question 'what is a mathematical concept?' using a variety of vanguard theories in the humanities and posthumanities. Tapping historical, philosophical, sociological and psychological perspectives, each chapter explores the question of how mathematics comes to matter. Of interest to scholars across the usual disciplinary divides, this book tracks mathematics as a cultural activity, drawing connections with empirical practice. Unlike other books in this area, it is highly interdisciplinary, devoted to exploring the ontology of mathematics as it plays out in different contexts. This book will appeal to scholars who are interested in particular mathematical habits - creative diagramming, structural mappings, material agency, interdisciplinary coverings - that shed light on both mathematics and other disciplines. Chapters are also relevant to social sciences and humanities scholars, as each offers philosophical insight into mathematics and how we might live mathematically.

A Short History of Greek Mathematics Classic Reprint

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: James Gow

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 036454936X

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Excerpt from A Short History of Greek Mathematics My own book represents part of a collection of notes which I have for many years been making with a view to a general history of the great city of Alexandria. The fact that the history of Alexandrian mathematics begins with the Elements of Euclid and closes with the Algebra of Diophantus, both of which are founded on the discoveries of several pre ceding centuries, made it necessary that I should extend my inquiries over the whole field of Greek mathematics. In this way, the materials for an account of the Alexandrian Mathematical School grew to exceed the reasonable limits of a chapter, and I have thought it desirable to publish them as a separate essay. I shall treat the Literary School with the same fulness. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.