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

Auteur: Glen Van Brummelen
Uitgever: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: History
Genre: Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Glen Van Brummelen
ISBN: 9780691129730 0691129738
OCLC-nummer: 236082858
Beschrijving: xvii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhoud: The Ancient Heavens : Precursors --
Alexandrian Greece --
India --
Islam --
The West to 1550.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Glen van Brummelen.
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