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Pappus of Alexandria

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Works: 232 works in 682 publications in 9 languages and 3,768 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Commentator, Adapter, Editor, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Other, cnm
Classifications: QA31, 516.2
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Apollonii Pergaei quae Graece exstant cum commentariis antiquis by Apollonius( Book )

21 editions published between 1891 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book 7 of the Collection by Pappus( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and Multiple languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commentary of Pappus on book x of Euclid's Elements by Pappus( Book )

32 editions published between 1930 and 1997 in English and Arabic and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La collection mathématique by Pappus( Book )

36 editions published between 1933 and 1982 in French and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pappi Alexandrini collectionis quae supersunt by Pappus( Book )

32 editions published between 1876 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaires de Pappus et de Théon d'Alexandrie sur l'Almageste by Pappus( Book )

13 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonii Pergæi Conicorum libri quattuor by Apollonius( Book )

16 editions published between 1566 and 1967 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonii Pergæi De sectione rationis libri duo : ex arabico msto latine versi by Apollonius( Book )

13 editions published between 1706 and 1968 in Latin and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pappus of Alexandria : book 4 of the Collection by Pappus( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although not so well known today, Book 4 of Pappus{u2019} Collection is one of the most important and influential mathematical texts from antiquity, both because of its content and because of its impact on early modern mathematics after 1600. As a kind of textbook in anthology format, the mathematical vignettes form a portrait of mathematics during the Hellenistic "Golden Age", illustrating central problems {u2013} for example, it discusses all three of the famous ancient problems in geometry: squaring the circle; doubling the cube; and trisecting an angle {u2013} varying solution strategies, and the different mathematical styles within ancient geometry. This volume provides an English translation of Collection 4, in full, for the first time, including: a new edition of the Greek text, based on a fresh transcription from the main manuscript and offering an alternative to Hultsch{u2019}s standard edition; notes to facilitate understanding of the steps in the mathematical argument; a commentary highlighting aspects of the work that have so far been neglected, and supporting the reconstruction of a coherent plan and vision within the work; bibliographical references for further study. Historians of mathematics will find it useful for scholarly work on ancient geometry and its reception in the early modern era and it will also serve as a source book for exemplary arguments in ancient geometry. Pappus himself probably intended Collection 4 to be an introductory survey of the classical geometrical tradition {u2013} from the point of view of mathematical methods and strategies {u2013} for readers that had a basic training in elementary geometry (Elements I {u2013} VI). Likewise, this edition can be used as a textbook in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of ancient geometry
Commentaires de Pappus et de Théon d'Alexandrie sur l'Almageste by Pappus( Book )

25 editions published between 1931 and 1984 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonii Pergæi Conicorum libri octo : et Sereni Antissensis De sectione cylindri & coni libri duo by Apollonius( Book )

9 editions published in 1710 in Latin and Greek, Ancient and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Libri iv. priores . . . Ex codd. MSS. Græcis edidit E. Halleius. Libri tres posteriores, sc. vus vitus & viimus, ex Arabico sermono [sc. from the translation by Thābit ibn Qurrah] in Latinum conversi . . . Subjicitur liber octavus restitutus. Opera et studio E. Halleii.)
Pappi Alexandrini Mathematicæ collectiones by Pappus( Book )

13 editions published between 1588 and 1660 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pappi Alexandrini collectionis quae supersunt e libris manu scriptis edidit latina interpretatione et commentariis instruxit Fridericus Hultsch by Pappus( Book )

15 editions published between 1875 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Sammlung des Pappus von Alexandrien siebentes und achtes Buch : Griechisch und Deutsch by Pappus( Book )

10 editions published in 1871 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pappi Alexandrini collectionis quae supersunt e libris manu scriptis edidit latina interpretatione et commentariis instruxit Fridericus Hultsch by Pappus( Book )

8 editions published between 1878 and 2004 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristarchi De magnitvdinibvs, et distantiis solis, et lvnae, liber by Aristarchus( Book )

2 editions published in 1572 in Latin and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book 7 of the Collection by Pappus( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollonii Pergaei quae Graece exstant cum commentariis antiquis by Apollonius( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek astronomer and geometrician Apollonius of Perga (c.262-c.190 BCE) produced pioneering written work on conic sections in which he demonstrated mathematically the generation of curves and their fundamental properties. His innovative terminology gave us the terms 'ellipse', 'hyperbola' and 'parabola'. The Danish scholar Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1854-1928), a professor of classical philology at the University of Copenhagen, prepared important editions of works by Euclid, Archimedes and Ptolemy, among others. Published between 1891 and 1893, this two-volume work contains the definitive Greek text of the first four books of Apollonius' treatise together with a facing-page Latin translation. (The fifth, sixth and seventh books survive only in Arabic translation, while the eighth is lost entirely.) Volume 1 contains the first three books, with the editor's introductory matter in Latin
 
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Book 7 of the CollectionBook 7 of the Collection
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Πάππος

Πάππος, Ἀλεξανδρεύς

Πάππος Έλληνας μαθηματικός, γεωμέτρης και μηχανικός

Πάππος ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς

Пап Александрийски

Папос

Папп Александрийский

Папп Олександрійський

Папп Олександрійський математик і механік епохи пізнього еллінізму

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بابوس السكندرى

ببس الرومي

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Pappus of Alexandria : book 4 of the CollectionBook 7 of the Collection