The Resource Fibonacci's De Practica Geometrie, by Barnabas Hughes, (electronic resource)

Fibonacci's De Practica Geometrie, by Barnabas Hughes, (electronic resource)

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Fibonacci's De Practica Geometrie
Title
Fibonacci's De Practica Geometrie
Statement of responsibility
by Barnabas Hughes
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Leonardo da Pisa, perhaps better known as Fibonacci (ca. 1170 - ca. 1240), selected the most useful parts of Greco-Arabic geometry for the book known as De practica geometrie. Beginning with the definitions and constructions found early on in Euclid's Elements, Fibonacci instructed his reader how to compute with Pisan units of measure, find square and cube roots, determine dimensions of both rectilinear and curved surfaces and solids, work with tables for indirect measurement, and perhaps finally fire the imagination of builders with analyses of pentagons and decagons. His work exceeded what readers would expect for the topic. Practical Geometry is the name of the craft for medieval landmeasurers, otherwise known as surveyors in modern times. Fibonacci wrote De practica geometrie for these artisans, a fitting complement to Liber abbaci. He had been at work on the geometry project for some time when a friend encouraged him to complete the task, which he did, going beyond the merely practical, as he remarked, "Some parts are presented according to geometric demonstrations, other parts in dimensions after a lay fashion, with which they wish to engage according to the more common practice." This translation offers a reconstruction of De practica geometrie as the author judges Fibonacci wrote it. In order to appreciate what Fibonacci created, the author considers his command of Arabic, his schooling, and the resources available to him. To these are added the authors own views on translation and remarks about early Renaissance Italian translations. A bibliography of primary and secondary resources follows the translation, completed by an index of names and special words
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Hughes, Barnabas
Dewey number
516
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Language note
English
LC call number
QA21-27
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences,
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  • Geometry
  • History of Mathematical Sciences
  • Geometry
Label
Fibonacci's De Practica Geometrie, by Barnabas Hughes, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-406) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Measuring Areas of Rectangular Fields -- Finding Roots of Numbers -- Measuring All Kinds of Fields -- Dividing Fields Among Partners -- Finding Cube Roots -- Finding Dimensions of Bodies -- Measuring Heights, Depths, and Longitude of Planets -- Geometric Subtleties
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2008.
Extent
1 online resource (443 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281139559
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-72931-2
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000407346
  • (EBL)337846
  • (OCoLC)233971351
  • (SSID)ssj0000769994
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12351891
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000769994
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  • (EXLCZ)991000000000407346
Label
Fibonacci's De Practica Geometrie, by Barnabas Hughes, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [399]-406) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Measuring Areas of Rectangular Fields -- Finding Roots of Numbers -- Measuring All Kinds of Fields -- Dividing Fields Among Partners -- Finding Cube Roots -- Finding Dimensions of Bodies -- Measuring Heights, Depths, and Longitude of Planets -- Geometric Subtleties
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2008.
Extent
1 online resource (443 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281139559
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-72931-2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000407346
  • (EBL)337846
  • (OCoLC)233971351
  • (SSID)ssj0000769994
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12351891
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000769994
  • (PQKBWorkID)10785126
  • (PQKB)11599870
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-72931-2
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC337846
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000407346

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