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The Resource Pappus of Alexandria : book 4 of the collection, edited with translation and commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis

Pappus of Alexandria : book 4 of the collection, edited with translation and commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis

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Pappus of Alexandria : book 4 of the collection
Title
Pappus of Alexandria
Title remainder
book 4 of the collection
Statement of responsibility
edited with translation and commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Although not so well known today, Book 4 of Pappus' Collection is one of the most important and influential mathematical texts from antiquity, both because of its content and because of its impact on early modern mathematics after 1600. As a kind of textbook in anthology format, the mathematical vignettes form a portrait of mathematics during the Hellenistic "Golden Age", illustrating central problems - for example, it discusses all three of the famous ancient problems in geometry: squaring the circle; doubling the cube; and trisecting an angle - varying solution strategies, and the different mathematical styles within ancient geometry. This volume provides an English translation of Collection 4, in full, for the first time, including: a new edition of the Greek text, based on a fresh transcription from the main manuscript and offering an alternative to Hultsch's standard edition; notes to facilitate understanding of the steps in the mathematical argument; a commentary highlighting aspects of the work that have so far been neglected, and supporting the reconstruction of a coherent plan and vision within the work; bibliographical references for further study. Historians of mathematics will find it useful for scholarly work on ancient geometry and its reception in the early modern era and it will also serve as a source book for exemplary arguments in ancient geometry. Pappus himself probably intended Collection 4 to be an introductory survey of the classical geometrical tradition - from the point of view of mathematical methods and strategies - for readers that had a basic training in elementary geometry (Elements I - VI). Likewise, this edition can be used as a textbook in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of ancient geometry
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
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Pappus
Dewey number
516
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Ancient Greek
LC call number
QA31
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Sefrin-Weis, Heike
Series statement
Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and the physical sciences
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  • Geometry
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Mathematics
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Geometry
  • Geometry
Label
Pappus of Alexandria : book 4 of the collection, edited with translation and commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
General Introduction -- Part I -- Text and translation;- Greek text and annotated translation -- Part II -- Commentary;- 2 Plane Geometry -- 3 Plane Geometry, Archaic Style -- 4 Plane Geometry, Archimedean -- 5 Motion curves and symptoma-mathematics -- 6 Meta-theoretical passage -- 7 Angle trisection -- 8 General angle division -- 9 Quadratix, rectification property -- 10 Analysis for an Archimedean neusis -- Appendices
Control code
663097020
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849960052
Lccn
2009942260
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-84996-005-2
Other physical details
illustrations
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978-1-84996-004-5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663097020
Label
Pappus of Alexandria : book 4 of the collection, edited with translation and commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
General Introduction -- Part I -- Text and translation;- Greek text and annotated translation -- Part II -- Commentary;- 2 Plane Geometry -- 3 Plane Geometry, Archaic Style -- 4 Plane Geometry, Archimedean -- 5 Motion curves and symptoma-mathematics -- 6 Meta-theoretical passage -- 7 Angle trisection -- 8 General angle division -- 9 Quadratix, rectification property -- 10 Analysis for an Archimedean neusis -- Appendices
Control code
663097020
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxi, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849960052
Lccn
2009942260
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-84996-005-2
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
978-1-84996-004-5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)663097020

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