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Practical mathematics in a commercial metropolis: Mathematical life in late 16th century Antwerp - Archimedes 31 (Hardback)
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Practical mathematics in a commercial metropolis: Mathematical life in late 16th century Antwerp - Archimedes 31 (Hardback)

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Hardback 258 Pages / Published: 23/03/2013
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Describes the development and the ultimate demise of the practice of mathematics in sixteenth century Antwerp. Against the background of the violent history of the Religious Wars the story of the practice of mathematics in Antwerp is told through the lives of two protagonists Michiel Coignet and Peeter Heyns. The book touches on all aspects of practical mathematics from teaching and instrument making to the practice of building fortifications of the practice of navigation.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789400757202
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 5384 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.


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"This remarkable book centers on the city of Antwerp in the latter half of the 16th century, but it will be of interest to anyone who is curious about the development of mathematics and its application to a variety of fields during that period. ... This interesting and scholarly work enhances our knowledge of the role of applied mathematics not only in Antwerp but also in Europe. It can be warmly recommended." (William R. Shea, Mathematical Reviews, December, 2013)

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