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Heavenly mathematics : the forgotten art of spherical trigonometry

Author: Glen Van Brummelen
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spherical trigonometry was at the heart of astronomy and ocean-going navigation for two millennia. This title traces the rich history of this forgotten art, revealing how the cultures of classical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glen Van Brummelen
ISBN: 9781400844807 1400844800 0691148929 9780691148922
OCLC Number: 863686306
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 20 aout 2013).
TRAITEMENT SOMMAIRE.
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013
Short-listed for British Society for the History of Mathematics Neumann Prize 2013
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Heavenly mathematics --
Exploring the sphere --
The ancient approach --
The medieval approach --
The modern approach: right-angled triangles --
The modern approach: oblique triangles --
Areas, angles, and polyhedra --
Stereographic projection --
Navigation.
Other Titles: Forgotten art of spherical trigonometry
Responsibility: Glen Van Brummelen.

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