Ancient and Medieval Traditions in the Exact Sciences: Essays in Memory of Wilbur Knorr - Center for the Study of Language and Information Publication Lecture Notes (Paperback)
  • Ancient and Medieval Traditions in the Exact Sciences: Essays in Memory of Wilbur Knorr - Center for the Study of Language and Information Publication Lecture Notes (Paperback)
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Ancient and Medieval Traditions in the Exact Sciences: Essays in Memory of Wilbur Knorr - Center for the Study of Language and Information Publication Lecture Notes (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 08/05/2001
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This volume of essays is dedicated to the late Wilbur Knorr, a historian of science. Inspired by Knorr's work, the essays concentrate on the history of ancient mathematics, the associated mathematical sciences and their medieval and modern traditions. Topics include: a study of geometric analysis and sythesis in ancient Greece and medieval Islam; an examination of Eudoxus as originator for the ideas of proportionality underlying Book V of "Euclid's Elements"; the extent that Renaissance theorists of linear perspective had access to ancient sources; a discussion of the geometrical chemistry of Plato's "Timaeus" and its interpretation in antiquity, as well as a study of Plato's concept of numbers and its relation to the Theory of Forms; and the history of science in a chronology of three dynasties in China.

Publisher: Centre for the Study of Language & Information
ISBN: 9781575862743
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 14 mm
Edition: New edition

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