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Pappus of Alexandria : book 4 of the collection

Author: Pappus, of Alexandria.; Heike Sefrin-Weis
Publisher: London : Springer, 2010.
Series: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Although not so well known today, Book 4 of Pappus' Collection is one of the most important and influential mathematical texts from antiquity, both because of its content and because of its impact on early modern mathematics after 1600. As a kind of textbook in anthology format, the mathematical vignettes form a portrait of mathematics during the Hellenistic "Golden Age", illustrating central problems - for example,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pappus, of Alexandria.
Pappus of Alexandria.
London : Springer, 2010
(DLC) 2009942260
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pappus, of Alexandria.; Heike Sefrin-Weis
ISBN: 9781849960052 1849960054 9781849960045 1849960046
OCLC Number: 663097020
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 328 pages) : illustrations
Contents: General Introduction --
Part I --
Text and translation;- Greek text and annotated translation --
Part II --
Commentary;- 2 Plane Geometry --
3 Plane Geometry, Archaic Style --
4 Plane Geometry, Archimedean --
5 Motion curves and symptoma-mathematics --
6 Meta-theoretical passage --
7 Angle trisection --
8 General angle division --
9 Quadratix, rectification property --
10 Analysis for an Archimedean neusis --
Series Title: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Responsibility: edited with translation and commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis.


The major mathematical treatise by the towering Greek mathematician Pappus of Alexandria, the Collection, consists of eight volumes. This volume, the fourth, covers Hellenistic geometry from the  Read more...


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