Apollonius of Perga's Conica: Text, Context, Subtext

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BRILL, 18 de set. 2017 - 512 pàgines
This volume contains a historically sensitive analysis and interpretation of Apollonius of Perga's Conica, one of the greatest works of Hellenistic mathematics. It provides a long overdue alternative to H. G. Zeuthen's Die Lehre von den Kogelschnitten im Altertum.
 

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Introduction
1
I Geometrical Algebra
17
II The Elements of Conic Sections in the Framework of Books IIII
56
How Conic Sections Meet in the Plane
117
Book V of the Conica
146
Book VI of the Conica
221
Book VII of the Conica
283
Conics and Circles
332
Elementary and NonElementary Books
364
IX Some Circumscribed Reflections on the Historiography of Hellenistic Mathematics
390
English Translation of Book IV
413
Bibliography
487
Index
495
SUPPLEMENTS TO MNEMOSYNE
500
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Sobre l'autor (2017)

Michael N. Fried, Ph.D. (1998) in History of Science, Tel-Aviv University, a graduate of St.John's College, is Researcher at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Center for Science and Technology Education. Sabetai Unguru, Ph.D. (1970) in History of Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, is Professor Emeritus at Tel-Aviv University. His publications are in the fields of the history of Greek mathematics and medieval optics.

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