Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 18, 2014

    Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



    On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Fibonacci's Liber Abaci: A Translation Into Modern English of Leonardo Pisano's Book of Calculation (Lecture Notes in Statistics)

Fibonacci's Liber Abaci: A Translation Into Modern English of Leonardo Pisano's Book of Calculation (Lecture Notes in Statistics) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

First published in 1202, Fibonacci's "Liber abaci" was one of the most important books on mathematics in the Middle Ages, introducing Arabic numerals and methods throughout Europe.Its author, Leonardo Pisano, known today as Fibonacci, was a citizen of Pisa, an active maritime power, with trading outposts on the Barbary Coast and other points in the Muslim Empire. As a youth Fibonacci was instructed in mathematics in one of these outposts; he continued his study of mathematics while traveling extensively on business and developed contacts with scientists throughout the Mediterranean world. A member of the academic court around the Emperor Frederick II, Leonardo saw clearly the advantages for both commerce and scholarship of the Hindu positional number system and the algebraic methods developed by al-Khwarizmi and other Muslim scientists.Though it is known as an introduction to the Hindu number system and the algorithms of arithmetic that children now learn in grade school, "Liber abaci" is much more: an encyclopaedia of thirteenth-century mathematics, both theoretical and practical. It develops the tools rigorously, establishing them with Euclidean geometric proofs, and then shows how to apply them to all kinds of situations in business and trade - conversion of measures and currency, allocations of profit, computation of interest, alloying of currencies, and so forth. It is rigorous mathematics, well applied, and vividly described. As the first translation into a modern language of the "Liber abaci", this book will be of interest not only to historians of science, but to all mathematicians and mathematics teachers interested in the origins of their methods.

Synopsis:

First published in 1202; Fibonacci's Liber Abaci was one of the most important books on mathematics in the Middle Ages, introducing Arabic numerals and methods throughout Europe. Liber Abaci can be viewed as an encyclopaedia of thirteenth-century mathematics, which developed mathematical tools rigorously and then showed how to apply them to all kinds of situations in business and trade, including conversion of measures and currency, allocations of profit, computation of interest, alloying of currencies, and so forth. As the first translation into a modern language of the Liber Abaci, this book will be of interest to historians of science and all mathematicians interested in the origins of their methods.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [635]-636).

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Liber Abaci.- Notes for Liber Abaci.- Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780387954196
Author:
Sigler, L. E.
Author:
Fibonacci, Leonardo
Author:
Sigler, Laurence E.
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics, Medieval.
Series:
Lecture Notes in Statistics
Series Volume:
EML 353
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
636
Dimensions:
9.68x7.02x1.42 in. 2.66 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fibonacci's Liber Abaci: A Translation Into Modern English of Leonardo Pisano's Book of Calculation (Lecture Notes in Statistics)
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 636 pages Springer-Verlag - English 9780387954196 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1202; Fibonacci's Liber Abaci was one of the most important books on mathematics in the Middle Ages, introducing Arabic numerals and methods throughout Europe. Liber Abaci can be viewed as an encyclopaedia of thirteenth-century mathematics, which developed mathematical tools rigorously and then showed how to apply them to all kinds of situations in business and trade, including conversion of measures and currency, allocations of profit, computation of interest, alloying of currencies, and so forth. As the first translation into a modern language of the Liber Abaci, this book will be of interest to historians of science and all mathematicians interested in the origins of their methods.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [635]-636).
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.