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eBook Ancient Mathematics (Sciences of Antiquity) ePub

by Serafina Cuomo

  • ISBN: 041516494X
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Serafina Cuomo
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge (September 7, 2001)
  • Pages: 304
  • ePub book: 1902 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1493 kb
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This book is not so much a history of ancient Greek mathematicians and their work (although that is part of it) as it is a sociological study of how mathematics was present as a cognitive method and how it was applied for practical and social purposes in ancient Greece and Rome. It is a look at how mathematics was used as a means of structuring the mental, physical, and social life during that period. If your interest is principally in the mathematics of ancient Greek mathematicians, then the book may seem diffuse and beside the point.

Ancient Mathematics provides a rich and diverse picture of mathematics in ancient Greece and Rome. S. Cuomo is a lecturer at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Imperial College, London. With C. history of mathematics sheds its ahistoricity and gets its hands dirty. Journal of Roman Studies. This book is engagingly written; and it is a pleasure to entrust oneself to Cuomo's choices. Cuomo is a lecturer at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Imperial College, London

Ancient Mathematics book. Ancient Mathematics (Sciences of Antiquity). 0415164958 (ISBN13: 9780415164955).

Ancient Mathematics book.

This book is not so much a history of ancient Greek mathematicians and their work (although that is part of it) as it is a sociological study of how mathematics was present as a cognitive method and how it was applied for practical and social purposes in ancient Greece and Rome. It is, though, a clearly written and reflective book, and.

The theorem of Pythagoras, Euclid's "Elements", Archimedes' method to find the volume of a sphere: all parts of the invaluable legacy of ancient mathematics.

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How did the mathematics of figures like Euclid and Archimides relate to ancient . Peter finds out in an interview with Serafina Cuomo.

How did the mathematics of figures like Euclid and Archimides relate to ancient philosophy? Peter finds out in an interview with Serafina Cuomo. Cuomo, Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Cambridge: 2007). Your name . E-mail . The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

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The volumes in Sciences of Antiquity explore how the ancients saw, interpreted and handled the natural world, from the elements to the most complex of living things. Their discussions on these matters formed a resource for those who later worked on the same topics, including scientists. A consequent purpose is to provide historians with an understanding of the materials with which later writers, rather than passively receiving and transmitting ancient ideas, constructed their own world view.

The theorem of Pythagoras, Euclid's "Elements", Archimedes' method to find the volume of a sphere: all parts of the invaluable legacy of ancient mathematics. But ancient mathematics was also about counting and measuring, surveying land and attributing mystical significance to the number six. This volume offers the first accessible survey of the discipline in all its variety and diversity of practices. The period covered ranges from the fifth century BC to the sixth century AD, with the focus on the Mediterranean region. Topics include:* mathematics and politics in classical Greece* the formation of mathematical traditions* the self-image of mathematicians in the Graeco-Roman period* mathematics and Christianity* and the use of the mathematical past in late antiquity.