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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Pappus, of Alexandria.,
  • Mathematics, Greek.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-223) and indexes.

StatementS. Cuomo.
SeriesCambridge classical studies
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQA22 .C86 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 234 p. :
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL31653M
ISBN 100521642116
LC Control Number99012317

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Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Pappus of Alexandria and the Mathematics of Late Antiquity (Cambridge Classical Studies) at prideinpill.com 3/5. This book is at once an analytical study of one of the most important mathematical texts of antiquity, the Mathematical Collection of the fourth-century AD mathematician Pappus of Alexandria, and Read more. Pappus of Alexandria and the Mathematics of Late Antiquity (Book): Cuomo, S.: "This book is at once an analytical study of the Mathematical Collection of the fourth-century A.D. mathematician Pappus of Alexandria, and an examination of the work's wider cultural setting. This is one of very few books to deal extensively with the mathematics of late antiquity. It sees Pappus' text as part of a. Despite the recent interest in Pappus of Alexandria,the late antiquarian mathematician re-mains an enigma in the history of mathematics. Only a handful of chapters and fragments of his seminal work, the Collection have been translated into English and there has been little e ort to reveal the common mathematical threads therein.

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