Ancient Mathematics (Sciences of Antiquity Series) by Serafina Cuomo PDF

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By Serafina Cuomo

ISBN-10: 041516494X

ISBN-13: 9780415164948

ISBN-10: 0415164958

ISBN-13: 9780415164955

the theory of Pythagoras, Euclid's "Elements", Archimedes' technique to locate the quantity of a sphere: all elements of the helpful legacy of historical arithmetic. yet historical arithmetic was once additionally approximately counting and measuring, surveying land and attributing mystical importance to the quantity six.
This quantity bargains the 1st available survey of the self-discipline in all its kind and variety of practices. The interval lined levels from the 5th century BC to the 6th century advert, with the point of interest at the Mediterranean area. themes include:
* arithmetic and politics in classical Greece
* the formation of mathematical traditions
* the self-image of mathematicians within the Graeco-Roman period
* arithmetic and Christianity
* and using the mathematical prior in overdue antiquity.

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