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Episodes from the early history of mathematics

Author: Asger Aaboe
Publisher: [New York] : Random House : L.W. Singer Co., 1964.
Series: New mathematical library, 13.
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Aaboe, Asger.
Episodes from the early history of mathematics.
[New York] Random House [1964]
(OCoLC)609723055
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Asger Aaboe
OCLC Number: 1343852
Description: ix, 133 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Babylonian mathematics. Sources ; The Babylonian number system : a multiplication ; The Babylonian number system : a table of reciprocals ; Positional number systems ; Babylonian arithmetic ; Three Babylonian mathematical texts ; Summary --
Early Greek mathematics and Euclid's construction of the regular pentagon. Sources ; Greek mathematics before Euclid ; Euclid's elements ; Euclid's construction of the regular pentagon --
Three samples of Archimedean mathematics. Archimedes' life ; Archimedes' works ; Constructions of regular polygons ; Archimedes' trisection of an angle ; Archimedes' construction of the regular heptagon ; Volume and surface of a sphere according to The method --
Ptolemy's construction of a trigonometric table. Ptolemy and The Almagest ; Ptolemy's table of chords and its uses ; Ptolemy's construction of the table of chords --
Appendix: Ptolemy's epicyclic models --
Solutions to problems.
Series Title: New mathematical library, 13.
Responsibility: by Asger Aaboe.

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