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

Autor: Glen Van Brummelen
Editorial: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Género/Forma: History
Tipo de material: Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Glen Van Brummelen
ISBN: 9780691129730 0691129738
Número OCLC: 236082858
Descripción: xvii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenido: The Ancient Heavens : Precursors --
Alexandrian Greece --
India --
Islam --
The West to 1550.
Responsabilidad: Glen van Brummelen.
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