%0 Book
%E Bulmer-Thomas, Ivor, 1905-1993.
%E Bulmer-Thomas, Ivor, 1905-1993.
%I Harvard University Press
%D 1991
%C Cambridge, Mass.
%G English
%G Ancient Greek
%B Loeb classical library ;
%@ 0674993691 (v.1 American)
%@ 9780674993693 (v.1 American)
%@ 0434993352 (v.1 British)
%@ 9780434993352 (v.1 British)
%@ 0674993993 (v.2 American)
%@ 9780674993990 (v.2 American)
%@ 043499362X (v.2 British)
%@ 9780434993628 (v.2 British)
%T Selections illustrating the history of Greek mathematics
%X GREEK MATHEMATICAL WORKS. The wonderful achievement of Greek mathematics is illustrated in two volumes. 1. The divisions of mathematics; mathematics in Greek education; calculation; arithmetical notation and operations, including square root and cube root; Pythagorean arithmetic including properties of numbers; square root of 2; proportion and means; algabraic equations; Proclus; Thales; Pythagorean geometry; Democritus; Hippocrates of Chios; duplicating the cube and squaring the circle; trisecting angles; Theaetetus; Plato; Exodus of Cnidus (pyramid; cone, etc.); Aristotle (the infinite; the lever); Euclid. 2. Aristarchus (distances of sun and moon); Archimedes (cylinder, sphere, cubic equations; conoids; spheroids; spiral; expression of large numbers; mechanics; hydrostatics); Eratosthenes (measurement of the earth); Apollonius (conic sections and other works); later development of geometry; trigonometry (including Ptolmy's table of sines); mensuration - Heron of Alexandria; algebra - Diophantus (determinate and indeterminate equations); the revival of geometry - Pappus.