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The philosophical mathematics of Isaac Barrow (1630-1677) : conserving the ancient Greek geometry of the Euclidean school

Author: Gregory Gillette
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Isaac Barrow is largely responsible for that preservation and promulgation of the Euclidean tradition which invigorated the physical science and mathematics of Newton and others, and allowed for an  Read more...

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Named Person: Isaac Barrow; Isaac Barrow
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Gillette
ISBN: 9780773447721 0773447725
OCLC Number: 320622215
Description: vi, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Euclid's legacy --
Geometry and the fundamental theorem --
Arithmetic as geometry --
The geometry of space and time --
On the generation of magnitude.
Responsibility: Gregory Gillette ; with a preface by Eric Grabowsky.

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