Heath, Thomas Little Sir 18611940
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Works:  164 works in 1,316 publications in 6 languages and 15,950 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography Bibliography Scientific atlases 
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Classifications:  QA31, 513 
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Most widely held works about
Thomas Little Heath
 Sir Thomas Little Heath by David Eugene Smith( Book )
 Our stellar universe : a roadbook to the stars by Thomas Little Heath( Book )
 Sir Thomas Little Heath, K.C.B., K.C.V.O., F.R.S., 18611940 by Maurice Headlam( Book )
 On the sizes and distances of the sun and moon by Aristarchus( Book )
 The thirteen books of Euclides's Elements by Euclid( Book )
Most widely held works by
Thomas Little Heath
The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements by
Euclid(
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57 editions published between 1908 and 2015 in English and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the definitive edition of one of the very greatest classics of all time  the full Euclid, not an abridgement. Utilizing the text established by Heilberg, Sir Thomas Heath encompasses almost 2500 years of mathematical and historical study upon Euclid. This unabridged republication of the original enlarged edition contains the complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements, plus a critical apparatus which analyzes each definition, postulate, and proposition in great detail. It covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; classical, medieval, Renaissance, modern commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes, all given with extensive quotes.  from back cover
57 editions published between 1908 and 2015 in English and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the definitive edition of one of the very greatest classics of all time  the full Euclid, not an abridgement. Utilizing the text established by Heilberg, Sir Thomas Heath encompasses almost 2500 years of mathematical and historical study upon Euclid. This unabridged republication of the original enlarged edition contains the complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements, plus a critical apparatus which analyzes each definition, postulate, and proposition in great detail. It covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; classical, medieval, Renaissance, modern commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes, all given with extensive quotes.  from back cover
A history of Greek mathematics by
Thomas Little Heath(
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105 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in English and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'If one would understand the Greek genius fully, it would be a good plan to begin with their geometry.' As early as the sixth century BCE, Thales of Miletus used geometrical principles to calculate distance and height. Within a few hundred years, Euclid had produced his seminal Elements, which was still used as a textbook when this twovolume work was first published in 1921. A distinguished civil servant as well as an expert on ancient Greek mathematics, Sir Thomas Little Heath (18611940) includes here sufficient detail for a modern mathematician to grasp ancient methodology, alongside explanatory sections aimed at classicists. This remains a rigorous and essential exposition of a vast topic. Volume 2 focuses on postEuclidian mathematics, beginning with the work of Aristarchus of Samos and extending to that of Diophantus of Alexandria. Heath had previously published separate studies on these two thinkers (also reissued in this series)
105 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in English and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'If one would understand the Greek genius fully, it would be a good plan to begin with their geometry.' As early as the sixth century BCE, Thales of Miletus used geometrical principles to calculate distance and height. Within a few hundred years, Euclid had produced his seminal Elements, which was still used as a textbook when this twovolume work was first published in 1921. A distinguished civil servant as well as an expert on ancient Greek mathematics, Sir Thomas Little Heath (18611940) includes here sufficient detail for a modern mathematician to grasp ancient methodology, alongside explanatory sections aimed at classicists. This remains a rigorous and essential exposition of a vast topic. Volume 2 focuses on postEuclidian mathematics, beginning with the work of Aristarchus of Samos and extending to that of Diophantus of Alexandria. Heath had previously published separate studies on these two thinkers (also reissued in this series)
The works of Archimedes by
Archimedes(
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87 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete works of antiquity's great geometer appear here in a highly accessible English translation by a distinguished scholar. Remarkable for his range of thought and his mastery of treatment, Archimedes addressed such topics as the famous problems of the ratio of the areas of a cylinder and an inscribed sphere; the measurement of a circle; the properties of conoids, spheroids, and spirals; and the quadrature of the parabola. This edition offers an informative introduction with many valuable insights into the ancient mathematician's life and thought as well as the views of his contemporar
87 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete works of antiquity's great geometer appear here in a highly accessible English translation by a distinguished scholar. Remarkable for his range of thought and his mastery of treatment, Archimedes addressed such topics as the famous problems of the ratio of the areas of a cylinder and an inscribed sphere; the measurement of a circle; the properties of conoids, spheroids, and spirals; and the quadrature of the parabola. This edition offers an informative introduction with many valuable insights into the ancient mathematician's life and thought as well as the views of his contemporar
Aristarchus of Samos, the ancient Copernicus : a history of Greek astronomy to Aristarchus, together with Aristarchus's Treatise
on the sizes and distances of the sun and moon : a new Greek text with translation and notes by
Thomas Little Heath(
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108 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos was active in the third century BCE, more than a thousand years before Copernicus presented his model of a heliocentric solar system. It was Aristarchus, however, who first suggested  in a work that is now lost  that the planets revolve around the sun. Edited by Sir Thomas Little Heath (18611940), this 1913 publication contains the ancient astronomer's only surviving treatise, which does not propound the heliocentric hypothesis. The Greek text is based principally on the tenthcentury manuscript Vaticanus Graecus 204. Heath also provides a facingpage English translation and explanatory notes. The treatise is prefaced by a substantial history of ancient Greek astronomy, ranging from Homer's first mention of constellations to work by Heraclides of Pontus in the fourth century BCE relating to the Earth's rotation. Heath's collection of translated ancient texts, Greek Astronomy (1932), is also reissued in this series
108 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos was active in the third century BCE, more than a thousand years before Copernicus presented his model of a heliocentric solar system. It was Aristarchus, however, who first suggested  in a work that is now lost  that the planets revolve around the sun. Edited by Sir Thomas Little Heath (18611940), this 1913 publication contains the ancient astronomer's only surviving treatise, which does not propound the heliocentric hypothesis. The Greek text is based principally on the tenthcentury manuscript Vaticanus Graecus 204. Heath also provides a facingpage English translation and explanatory notes. The treatise is prefaced by a substantial history of ancient Greek astronomy, ranging from Homer's first mention of constellations to work by Heraclides of Pontus in the fourth century BCE relating to the Earth's rotation. Heath's collection of translated ancient texts, Greek Astronomy (1932), is also reissued in this series
Mathematics in Aristotle by
Thomas Little Heath(
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72 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
72 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greek astronomy by
Thomas Little Heath(
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49 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superb scholarly study documents extraordinary contributions of Pythagoras, Aristarchus, Hipparchus, Anaxagoras, many other thinkers in laying the foundations of scientific astronomy
49 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superb scholarly study documents extraordinary contributions of Pythagoras, Aristarchus, Hipparchus, Anaxagoras, many other thinkers in laying the foundations of scientific astronomy
Treatise on conic sections by
Apollonius(
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66 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Active in Alexandria in the third century BCE, Apollonius of Perga ranks as one of the greatest Greek geometers. Building on foundations laid by Euclid, he is famous for defining the parabola, hyperbola and ellipse in his major treatise on conic sections. The dense nature of its text, however, made it inaccessible to most readers. When it was originally published in 1896 by the civil servant and classical scholar Thomas Little Heath (18611940), the present work was the first English translation and, more importantly, the first serious effort to standardise the terminology and notation. Along with clear diagrams, Heath includes a thorough introduction to the work and the history of the subject. Seeing the treatise as more than an esoteric artefact, Heath presents it as a valuable tool for modern mathematicians. His works on Diophantos of Alexandria (1885) and Aristarchus of Samos (1913) are also reissued in this series
66 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Active in Alexandria in the third century BCE, Apollonius of Perga ranks as one of the greatest Greek geometers. Building on foundations laid by Euclid, he is famous for defining the parabola, hyperbola and ellipse in his major treatise on conic sections. The dense nature of its text, however, made it inaccessible to most readers. When it was originally published in 1896 by the civil servant and classical scholar Thomas Little Heath (18611940), the present work was the first English translation and, more importantly, the first serious effort to standardise the terminology and notation. Along with clear diagrams, Heath includes a thorough introduction to the work and the history of the subject. Seeing the treatise as more than an esoteric artefact, Heath presents it as a valuable tool for modern mathematicians. His works on Diophantos of Alexandria (1885) and Aristarchus of Samos (1913) are also reissued in this series
The thirteen books of Euclid's elements ; The works of Archimedes, including The Methods ; On conic sections by
Euclid(
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1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Euclid's Elements : all thirteen books complete in one volume : the Thomas L. Heath translation by
Euclid(
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16 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of Greek mathematics by
Thomas Little Heath(
Book
)
64 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'If one would understand the Greek genius fully, it would be a good plan to begin with their geometry.' As early as the sixth century BCE, Thales of Miletus used geometrical principles to calculate distance and height. Within a few hundred years, Euclid had produced his seminal Elements, which was still used as a textbook when this twovolume work was first published in 1921. A distinguished civil servant as well as an expert on ancient Greek mathematics, Sir Thomas Little Heath (18611940) includes here sufficient detail for a modern mathematician to grasp ancient methodology, alongside explanatory sections aimed at classicists. This remains a rigorous and essential exposition of a vast topic. Volume 1 includes an introduction that touches on the conditions which made possible the rapid development of philosophy and science in ancient Greece. The coverage begins with Thales and ends with Euclid
64 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'If one would understand the Greek genius fully, it would be a good plan to begin with their geometry.' As early as the sixth century BCE, Thales of Miletus used geometrical principles to calculate distance and height. Within a few hundred years, Euclid had produced his seminal Elements, which was still used as a textbook when this twovolume work was first published in 1921. A distinguished civil servant as well as an expert on ancient Greek mathematics, Sir Thomas Little Heath (18611940) includes here sufficient detail for a modern mathematician to grasp ancient methodology, alongside explanatory sections aimed at classicists. This remains a rigorous and essential exposition of a vast topic. Volume 1 includes an introduction that touches on the conditions which made possible the rapid development of philosophy and science in ancient Greece. The coverage begins with Thales and ends with Euclid
The Treasury by
Thomas Little Heath(
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11 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Method of Archimedes, recently discovered by Heiberg; a supplement to the Works of Archimedes, 1897 by
Archimedes(
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14 editions published between 1912 and 1955 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1912 and 1955 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archimedes by
Thomas Little Heath(
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9 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes (c.287212 B.C.) is remembered for such inventions as the Archimedian screw for raising water and the compound pulley. In mathematics he anticipated such scientific discoveries as integral calculus
9 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes (c.287212 B.C.) is remembered for such inventions as the Archimedian screw for raising water and the compound pulley. In mathematics he anticipated such scientific discoveries as integral calculus
Diophantos of Alexandria : a study in the history of Greek algebra by
Thomas Little Heath(
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16 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greek mathematician Diophantos of Alexandria lived during the third century CE. Apart from his age (he reached eightyfour), very little else is known about his life. Even the exact form of his name is uncertain, and only a few incomplete manuscripts of his greatest work, Arithmetica, have survived. In this impressive scholarly investigation, first published in 1885, Thomas Little Heath (1861–1940) meticulously presents what can be gleaned from Greek, Latin and Arabic sources, and guides the reader through the algebraist's idiosyncratic style of mathematics, discussing his notation and originality. This was the first thorough survey of Diophantos' work to appear in English. Also reissued in this series are Heath's twovolume History of Greek Mathematics, his treatment of Greek astronomy through the work of Aristarchus of Samos, and his edition in modern notation of the Treatise on Conic Sections by Apollonius of Perga
16 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Greek mathematician Diophantos of Alexandria lived during the third century CE. Apart from his age (he reached eightyfour), very little else is known about his life. Even the exact form of his name is uncertain, and only a few incomplete manuscripts of his greatest work, Arithmetica, have survived. In this impressive scholarly investigation, first published in 1885, Thomas Little Heath (1861–1940) meticulously presents what can be gleaned from Greek, Latin and Arabic sources, and guides the reader through the algebraist's idiosyncratic style of mathematics, discussing his notation and originality. This was the first thorough survey of Diophantos' work to appear in English. Also reissued in this series are Heath's twovolume History of Greek Mathematics, his treatment of Greek astronomy through the work of Aristarchus of Samos, and his edition in modern notation of the Treatise on Conic Sections by Apollonius of Perga
Mathematics by
David Eugene Smith(
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9 editions published between 1923 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1923 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diophantus of Alexandria: a study in the history of Greek algebra. 2d ed., with a supplement containing an account of Fermat's
theorems and problems connected with Diophantine analysis and some solutions of Diophantine problems by Euler by
Thomas Little Heath(
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7 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the sizes and distances of the sun and moon by
Aristarchus(
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1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Sir Thomas Little Heath by
David Eugene Smith(
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1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Our stellar universe : a roadbook to the stars by
Thomas Little Heath(
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1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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