Find your perfect holiday reading
Seventeenth-Century Indivisibles Revisited - Science Networks. Historical Studies 49 (Paperback)
  • Seventeenth-Century Indivisibles Revisited - Science Networks. Historical Studies 49 (Paperback)
zoom

Seventeenth-Century Indivisibles Revisited - Science Networks. Historical Studies 49 (Paperback)

(editor)
£99.99
Paperback 499 Pages / Published: 17/10/2016
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

The tremendous success of indivisibles methods in geometry in the seventeenth century, responds to a vast project: installation of infinity in mathematics. The pathways by the authors are very diverse, as are the characterizations of indivisibles, but there are significant factors of unity between the various doctrines of indivisible; the permanence of the language used by all authors is the strongest sign.

These efforts do not lead to the stabilization of a mathematical theory (with principles or axioms, theorems respecting these first statements, followed by applications to a set of geometric situations), one must nevertheless admire the magnitude of the results obtained by these methods and highlights the rich relationships between them and integral calculus.

The present book aims to be exhaustive since it analyzes the works of all major inventors of methods of indivisibles during the seventeenth century, from Kepler to Leibniz. It takes into account the rich existing literature usually devoted to a single author. This book results from the joint work of a team of specialists able to browse through this entire important episode in the history of mathematics and to comment it.

The list of authors involved in indivisibles' field is probably sufficient to realize the richness of this attempt; one meets Kepler, Cavalieri, Galileo, Torricelli, Gregoire de Saint Vincent, Descartes, Roberval, Pascal, Tacquet, Lalouvere, Guldin, Barrow, Mengoli, Wallis, Leibniz, Newton.

Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 9783319374956
Number of pages: 499
Weight: 7606 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 26 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This book, which contains contributions by twelve historians of mathematics, provides a fascinating insight into the background and the rise of new ways of handling indivisibles in the 17th century. ... The editor, Vincent Jullien, has given the book a unity that is praiseworthy and (almost) indivisible." (William R. Shea, Mathematical Reviews, May, 2016)

You may also be interested in...

Turing's Cathedral
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Taming the Infinite
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Euclid's Window
Added to basket
Logicomix
Added to basket
£16.99
General merchandise
God Created the Integers
Added to basket
Music and the Stars
Added to basket
£45.00
Hardback
Elliptic Tales
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Love and Math
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Chaos: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
A History of Mathematics
Added to basket
Euclid's Elements
Added to basket
£31.99
Hardback
Euclid's Elements
Added to basket
£21.99
Paperback
The Theory That Would Not Die
Added to basket
Symmetry and the Monster
Added to basket
Measurement
Added to basket
£16.95
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.