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Ancient Mathematics (Sciences of Antiquity)

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Publisher Comments:

The theorem of Pythagoras, Euclid's Elements, Archimedes' method to find the volume of a sphere: all parts of the invaluable legacy of ancient mathematics. But ancient mathematics was also about counting and measuring, surveying land and attributing mystical significance to the number six.

This volume offers the first accessible survey of the discipline in all its variety and diversity of practices. The period covered ranges from the fifth century BC to the sixth century AD, with the focus on the Mediterranean region. Topics include:

* mathematics and politics in classical Greece

* the formation of mathematical traditions

* the self-image of mathematicians in the Graeco-Roman period

* mathematics and Christianity

* and the use of the mathematical past in late antiquity.

Synopsis:

The discoveries and insights of ancient mathematicians continue to inspire, amaze and fascinate the modern reader. From the theorem of Pythagoras to Euclid's "Elements', much of what we know today was built on the legacy of the ancients. This volume is the first genuinely accessible survey of the discipline in all its brilliance and diversity. It covers the period between the fifth-century BCE to the sixth-century CE and such topics as mathematics and politics in classical Greece, the formation of mathematical traditions, and mathematics and Christianity. Also included are segments on individual ancient mathematicians. "Ancient Mathematics" will be essential for science history students and a valuable resource for the non-specialist.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-286) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415164955
Author:
Cuomo, Serafina
Author:
Cuomo, S.
Author:
Cuomo, Serafina
Author:
Cuomo Serafina
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
London
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematics, ancient
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Sciences of antiquity
Series Volume:
vol. VII, no 87.
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.42x5.48x.68 in. .83 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Routledge - English 9780415164955 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The discoveries and insights of ancient mathematicians continue to inspire, amaze and fascinate the modern reader. From the theorem of Pythagoras to Euclid's "Elements', much of what we know today was built on the legacy of the ancients. This volume is the first genuinely accessible survey of the discipline in all its brilliance and diversity. It covers the period between the fifth-century BCE to the sixth-century CE and such topics as mathematics and politics in classical Greece, the formation of mathematical traditions, and mathematics and Christianity. Also included are segments on individual ancient mathematicians. "Ancient Mathematics" will be essential for science history students and a valuable resource for the non-specialist.
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