A Mathematical History of Division in Extreme and Mean Ratio

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Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 1987 - Mathematics - 191 pages
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER I THE EUCLIDEAN TEXT
6
CHAPTER II MATHEMATICAL TOPICS
35
CHAPTER III EXAMPLES OF THE PENTAGON PENTAGRAM AND DODECAHEDRON BEFORE 400
52
CHAPTER IV THE PYTHAGOREANS
63
CHAPTER V MISCELLANEOUS THEORIES
74
FROM THEODORUS TO EUCLID
77
CHAPTER VII THE POSTEUCLIDEAN GREEK PERIOD c 300 to 350
100
CHAPTER VIII THE ARABIC WORLD INDIA AND CHINA
121
FROM THE MIDDLE AGES THROUGH THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
134
TERMINOLOGY FOR DIVISION IN EXTREME AND MEAN RATIO THROUGHOUT THE AGES
164
THE GROWTH OF AN IDEA
171
BIBLIOGRAPHY
176
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