Classics in the History of Greek Mathematics

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Jean Christianidis
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 16, 2004 - Computers - 461 pages
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This volume includes a selection of 19 classic papers on the history of Greek mathematics that were published during the 20th century and affected significantly the state of the art of this field. It is divided into six thematic sections and covers all the major issues of the Greek mathematical production. First, the inclusion in one volume of a considerable number of papers that had been published for the first time in old, and in certain cases hard to find, scientific journals representing turning-points in the history of the field, constitutes a particularly useful aid for all those working on the history of mathematics. Second, by means of the selected papers and the introductory texts of six well-known modern historians of ancient mathematics that accompany them, the reader can follow the ways the historiography of Greek mathematics developed. Finally, the introductory texts that precede each chapter help the reader to approach critically the selected papers and at the same time to get an idea of the issues being further clarified by the new historiographical approaches. The audience of the book includes scholars from history and philosophy of mathematics and mathematical sciences, scholars from history of science, students in the field of history of mathematics and history of sciences.
  

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Contents

I
1
II
3
III
19
IV
45
V
81
VI
111
VII
113
VIII
115
XVII
255
XVIII
257
XIX
265
XX
275
XXI
285
XXII
329
XXIII
331
XXIV
337

IX
139
X
169
XI
185
XII
187
XIII
191
XIV
211
XV
233
XVI
243
XXV
367
XXVI
381
XXVII
383
XXVIII
385
XXIX
433
XXX
447
XXXI
451
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