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Ancient Mathematics (Sciences of Antiquity Series) by Serafina Cuomo

By Serafina Cuomo

the concept of Pythagoras, Euclid's "Elements", Archimedes' strategy to locate the quantity of a sphere: all elements of the important legacy of historical arithmetic. yet historical arithmetic was once additionally approximately counting and measuring, surveying land and attributing mystical importance to the quantity six.
This quantity deals the 1st obtainable survey of the self-discipline in all its kind and variety of practices. The interval lined levels from the 5th century BC to the 6th century advert, with the point of interest at the Mediterranean area. subject matters include:
* arithmetic and politics in classical Greece
* the formation of mathematical traditions
* the self-image of mathematicians within the Graeco-Roman period
* arithmetic and Christianity
* and using the mathematical previous in past due antiquity.

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