A Manual of Greek Mathematics

This concise but thorough history encompasses the enduring contributions of the ancient Greek mathematicians whose works form the basis of most modern mathematics Topics include Pythagorean arithmetic, Plato s use and philosophy of mathematics, an in depth analysis of Euclid s Elements, the beginnings of Greek algebra and trigonometry, and other mathematical milestones.This concise but thorough history encompasses the enduring contributions of the ancient Greek mathematicians whose works form the basis of most modern mathematics Topics include Pythagorean arithmetic, Plato s use and philosophy of mathematics, an in depth analysis of Euclid s Elements, the beginnings of Greek algebra and trigonometry, and other mathematical milestones 1931 edition.
A Manual of Greek Mathematics This concise but thorough history encompasses the enduring contributions of the ancient Greek mathematicians whose works form the basis of most modern mathematics Topics include Pythagorean arithmetic

  • Title: A Manual of Greek Mathematics
  • Author: Thomas L. Heath
  • ISBN: 9780486432311
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “A Manual of Greek Mathematics”

    1. The classic study of Greek mathematics for the general reader.It really ticks me off that this review now shows up under this title. I created, 2 1/2 years ago, the book I have and the book I wrote this review for. I also uploaded the cover illustration for it.Now, the title of that book, simply "Greek Mathematics" not A Manual of , not Volume I, not Volume II well, it's completely gone from GoodReads, presumably because some jerk combined a bunch of books that were not the same.This is the sec [...]

    2. Magnificent. Great way to learn Greek math, while still maintaining some historical rigor. Highly, highly recommended. This would be a great text for students, to instill a lifelong love of math, proof, and exact logical thinking instead of teaching them rote formulas. Brush up on your conics, or you hit various statements like: "it is obvious from the properties of an ellipse that." (Okay, I cheated a little and elsewhere found some more streamlined proofs for the Archimedes demonstrations, whi [...]

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