Episodes from the Early History of Mathematics, 13. sējums
MAA, 1964 - 133 lappuses
Professor Aaboe gives here the reader a feeling for the universality of important mathematics, putting each chosen topic into its proper setting, thus bringing out the continuity and cumulative nature of mathematical knowledge. The material he selects is mathematically elementary, yet exhibits the depth that is characteristic of truly great thought patterns in all ages. The success of this exposition is due to the author's unique approach to his subject. He wisely refrains from attempting a general survey of mathematics in antiquity, but selects, instead, a few representative items that he can treat in detail. He describes Babylonian mathematics as revealed from cuneiform texts discovered only recently, as well as more familiar topics developed by the Greeks. Although each chapter can be read as a separate unit, there are many connecting threads. Aaboe stays as close to the original texts as is comfortable for a modern reader, and the bibliography enables the interested student to delve more deeply into any aspect of ancient mathematics that catches his or her fancy.
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Ierastajās vietās neesam atraduši nevienu atsauksmi.
Early Greek Mathematics and Euclids Construction
Three Samples of Archimedean Mathematics
Ptolemys Construction of a Trigonometric Table
Appendix Ptolemys Epicyclic Models
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a-rd algebra Almagest altitude angle Arabic Archimedes astronomical Babylonian mathematics Babylonian number system called centre century B.C. circle of radius circumference compasses and straightedge computations cone construction cylinder decagon diagonal diameter digits divide equal Euclid Euclid's Elements Eudoxos example Fermat primes Figure find crd finite sexagesimal geometrical give given Greek mathematics Greek text hence heptagon hypotenuse inscribed integers intersecting isosceles line segment Marcellus mathe mathematicians matics means method modern multiplication table neusis construction notation parallel postulate parallelogram plane Plutarch power of 60 PR-PS prime factor proof proved Ptolemy Ptolemy's Ptolemy's theorem Pythagorean theorem quadratic equation ratio reader reciprocal table rectangle regular pentagon right triangle set of axioms sexagesimal sexagesimal system side solution solve sphere squarable square straight line subtending subtract table of chords tablet tion transcribe translation triangle ABC trisection vertical wedge whole numbers write