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The mathematics of the heavens and the earth : the early history of trigonometry

Verfasser/in: Glen Van Brummelen
Verlag: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2009.
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"The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth is the first major history in English of the origins and early development of trigonometry. Glen Van Brummelen identifies the earliest known trigonometric precursors in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Greece, and he examines the revolutionary discoveries of Hipparchus, the Greek astronomer believed to have been the first to make systematic use of trigonometry in the second  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: History
Medientyp: Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Glen Van Brummelen
ISBN: 9780691129730 0691129738
OCLC-Nummer: 236082858
Beschreibung: xvii, 329 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: The Ancient Heavens : Precursors --
Alexandrian Greece --
India --
Islam --
The West to 1550.
Andere Titel Early history of trigonometry
Verfasserangabe: Glen van Brummelen.
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Presents the history in English of the origins and early development of trigonometry. This book identifies the earliest known trigonometric precursors in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Greece, and  Weiterlesen…

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