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Pappus of Alexandria: Book 4 of the Collection: Edited With Translation and Commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis - Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (Hardback)
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Pappus of Alexandria: Book 4 of the Collection: Edited With Translation and Commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis - Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (Hardback)

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Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 10/06/2010
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Although not so well known today, Book 4 of Pappus' Collection is one of the most important and influential mathematical texts from antiquity. The mathematical vignettes form a portrait of mathematics during the Hellenistic "Golden Age", illustrating central problems - for example, squaring the circle; doubling the cube; and trisecting an angle - varying solution strategies, and the different mathematical styles within ancient geometry.

This volume provides an English translation of Collection 4, in full, for the first time, including: a new edition of the Greek text, based on a fresh transcription from the main manuscript and offering an alternative to Hultsch's standard edition, notes to facilitate understanding of the steps in the mathematical argument, a commentary highlighting aspects of the work that have so far been neglected, and supporting the reconstruction of a coherent plan and vision within the work, bibliographical references for further study.

Publisher: Springer London Ltd
ISBN: 9781849960045
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 1510 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 20 mm
Edition: 2010 ed.

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