By (author) Serafina Cuomo
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Ancient Mathematics by Serafina Cuomo
Book DescriptionThe theorem of Pythagoras, Euclid's "Elements", Archimedes' method to find the volume of a sphere: all parts of the invaluable legacy of ancient mathematics. But ancient mathematics was also about counting and measuring, surveying land and attributing mystical significance to the number six. This volume offers the first accessible survey of the discipline in all its variety and diversity of practices. The period covered ranges from the fifth century BC to the sixth century AD, with the focus on the Mediterranean region. Topics include: * mathematics and politics in classical Greece * the formation of mathematical traditions * the self-image of mathematicians in the Graeco-Roman period * mathematics and Christianity * and the use of the mathematical past in late antiquity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415164955
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Serafina Cuomo
Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity, Paperback (August 2007)
This book uses five case-studies to set ancient technical knowledge in its political, social and intellectual context.
Pappus of Alexandria and the Mathematics of Late Antiquity, Paperback (June 2007)» View all books by Serafina Cuomo
A study of the work of a fourth-century AD mathematician and its cultural setting.
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