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

Autore: Glen Van Brummelen
Editore: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Glen Van Brummelen
ISBN: 9780691129730 0691129738
Numero OCLC: 236082858
Descrizione: xvii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: The Ancient Heavens : Precursors --
Alexandrian Greece --
India --
Islam --
The West to 1550.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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