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Fibonacci's de Practica Geometrie (Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physic)

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Leonardo da Pisa, perhaps better known as Fibonacci (ca. 1170 - ca. 1240), selected the most useful parts of Greco-Arabic geometry for the book known as De Practica Geometrie. This translation offers a reconstruction of De Practica Geometrie as the author judges Fibonacci wrote it, thereby correcting inaccuracies found in numerous modern histories. It is a high quality translation with supplemental text to explain text that has been more freely translated. A bibliography of primary and secondary resources follows the translation, completed by an index of names and special words.

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This translation offers a reconstruction of De Practica Geometrie as the author judges Fibonacci wrote it, thereby correcting inaccuracies found in numerous modern histories. It is a high quality translation and contains informative commentary preceding each chapter.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Background.- Prologue and Introduction of De Practica Geometrie.- Commentary.- Text.- Areas of Rectangular Fields.- Commentary.- Text.- Roots of Numbers.- Commentary.- Text.- Measuring Fields.- Commentary.- Text.- Division of Fields.- Commentary.- Text.- Cube Roots.- Commentary.- Text.- Measuring Bodies.- Commentary.- Text.- Measuring Heights.- Commentary.- Text.- Measuring Pentagons and Decagons.- Commentary.- Text.- Appendix.- Commentary.- Text.- Bibliography.- Index.

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ISBN:
9781441925015
Author:
Hughes, Barnabas
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
History
Subject:
History of Mathematics
Subject:
Geometry
Subject:
History of Mathematical Sciences
Subject:
Geometry <P>Leonardo da Pisa, perhaps better known as Fibonacci (ca. 1170 – ca. 1240), selected the most useful parts of Greco-Arabic geometry for the book known as De practica geometrie. This high quality translation offers a reconstruction of De pract
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
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Subject:
mathematics and statistics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Series:
Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Publication Date:
20101129
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 674 gr

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