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ISBN: 9780691175997 0691175993
OCLC Number: 1181039119
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Contents: Preface vii 1 Heavenly Mathematics 1 2 Exploring the Sphere 23 3 The Ancient Approach 42 4 The Medieval Approach 59 5 The Modern Approach: Right- Angled Triangles 73 6 The Modern Approach: Oblique Triangles 94 7 Areas, Angles, and Polyhedra 110 8 Stereographic Projection 129 9 Navigating by the Stars 151 Appendix A. Ptolemy's Determination of the Sun's Position 173 Appendix B. Textbooks 179 Appendix C. Further Reading 182 Index 189

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013 Shortlisted for the 2013 BSHM Neumann Book Prize, British Society for the History of Mathematics "Once a mainstay of mathematics, spherical Read more...

 
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