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Edmond Halley S Reconstruction of the Lost Book of Apollonius S Conics: Translation and Commentary (Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physic)

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Apollonius’s Conics was one of the greatest works of advanced mathematics in antiquity.

Synopsis:

Comprised of eight books, Apollonius's Conics was one of the greatest works of advanced mathematics in antiquity. This volume provides the first complete English translation of Edmond Halley's reconstruction of Book VIII with supplementary notes on the text.

Synopsis:

Comprised of eight books, Apollonius's Conics was one of the greatest works of advanced mathematics in antiquity. This volume provides the first complete English translation of Edmond Halley's reconstruction of Book VIII with supplementary notes on the text.

Synopsis:

Apollonius's Conics was one of the greatest works of advanced mathematics in antiquity.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction.- 1. Edmond Halley: Ancient and Modern.- 2. Apollonius's Conics.- 3. The Path to Halley.- 4. Halley's General Strategy for Reconstructing Conics, Book VIII.- 5. Halley's Dialogue with the Past.-6. A Note on the Translation-II. Apollonius of Perga's On Conics: Book Eight Restored.- III.Synopsis and Appendices.-Synopsis of the Contents of Halley's Conics, Book VIII.-Appendix 1: Terminology and Notions from Greek Mathematics.-Appendix 2: Hippocrates' First Quadrature of a Lune.-References.-Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781461401452
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
New York, NY
Author:
Fried, Michael N.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Apollonius’s Conics
Subject:
Edmond Halley
Subject:
Greek mathematics
Subject:
History of Mathematics
Subject:
History of science
Subject:
History of Mathematical Sciences
Subject:
Geometry <p>Presents the first complete English translation of Edmond Halley s historic reconstruction of book VIII of Apollonius s <i>Conics</i></p><p>Serves as an invaluable companion volume to existing literature on the subject</p><p>Will be an
Subject:
Mathematics-Geometry and Trigonometry
Subject:
Geometry
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
mathematics and statistics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2012
Series:
Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Publication Date:
20110708
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
154
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

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Edmond Halley S Reconstruction of the Lost Book of Apollonius S Conics: Translation and Commentary (Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physic)
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"Synopsis" by , Comprised of eight books, Apollonius's Conics was one of the greatest works of advanced mathematics in antiquity. This volume provides the first complete English translation of Edmond Halley's reconstruction of Book VIII with supplementary notes on the text.
"Synopsis" by , Comprised of eight books, Apollonius's Conics was one of the greatest works of advanced mathematics in antiquity. This volume provides the first complete English translation of Edmond Halley's reconstruction of Book VIII with supplementary notes on the text.
"Synopsis" by , Apollonius's Conics was one of the greatest works of advanced mathematics in antiquity.
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