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Heath, Thomas Little Sir 1861-1940

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Works: 172 works in 1,271 publications in 8 languages and 16,023 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Atlases 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, tra
Classifications: QA31, 513
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Most widely held works about Thomas Little Heath
 
Most widely held works by Thomas Little Heath
The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements by Euclid( Book )

204 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,950 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( Book )

171 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,855 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 two-volume work was first published in 1921. A distinguished civil servant as well as an expert on ancient Greek mathematics, Sir Thomas Little Heath (1861-1940) 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 works of Archimedes by Archimedes( Book )

96 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete works of ancient geometer in highly accessible translation by distinguished scholar. Topics include 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. Informative introduction and 52-page supplement
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( Book )

105 editions published between 1913 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 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 (1861-1940), 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 tenth-century manuscript Vaticanus Graecus 204. Heath also provides a facing-page 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 by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

44 editions published between 1923 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics in Aristotle by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

70 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diophantus of Alexandria: a study in the history of Greek algebra by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

78 editions published between 1885 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek astronomy by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

44 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 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( Book )

65 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 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 (1861-1940), 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( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euclid's Elements : all thirteen books complete in one volume : the Thomas L. Heath translation by Euclid( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Treasury by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

11 editions published in 1927 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euclid in Greek by Euclid( Book )

17 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Method of Archimedes, recently discovered by Heiberg; a supplement to the Works of Archimedes, 1897 by Archimedes( Book )

14 editions published between 1912 and 1955 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archimedes by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

9 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes (c.287-212 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
The Copernicus of antiquity (Aristarchus of Samos) by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

14 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diophantos of Alexandria : a study in the history of Greek algebra by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

16 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek mathematician Diophantos of Alexandria lived during the third century CE. Apart from his age (he reached eighty-four), 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 two-volume 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
Greek mathematics by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archimedes by E. J Dijksterhuis( Book )

9 editions published in 1914 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic study by the eminent Dutch historian of science E. J. Dijksterhuis (1892-1965) presents the work of the Greek mathematician and mechanical engineer to the modern reader. With meticulous scholarship, Dijksterhuis surveys the whole range of evidence on Archimedes' life and the 2000-year history of the manuscripts and editions of the text, and then undertakes a comprehensive examination of all the extant writings.Originally published in 1987.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
On the sizes and distances of the sun and moon by Aristarchus( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements
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A history of Greek mathematicsThe works of ArchimedesAristarchus 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 notesMathematicsMathematics in AristotleDiophantus of Alexandria: a study in the history of Greek algebraGreek astronomyTreatise on conic sections