The Resource Pappus of Alexandria: Book 4 of the Collection : Edited With Translation and Commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis, by Heike Sefrin-Weis, (electronic resource)

Pappus of Alexandria: Book 4 of the Collection : Edited With Translation and Commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis, by Heike Sefrin-Weis, (electronic resource)

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Pappus of Alexandria: Book 4 of the Collection : Edited With Translation and Commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis
Title
Pappus of Alexandria: Book 4 of the Collection
Title remainder
Edited With Translation and Commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis
Statement of responsibility
by Heike Sefrin-Weis
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • 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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Sefrin-Weis, Heike
Dewey number
  • 510.9
  • 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
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Pappus of Alexandria: Book 4 of the Collection : Edited With Translation and Commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis, by Heike Sefrin-Weis, (electronic resource)
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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text
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  • txt
Contents
Greek Text and Annotated Translation -- Greek Text -- Annotated Translation of Collectio IV -- Commentary -- Plane Geometry, Apollonian Style -- Plane Geometry, Apollonian Style -- Plane Geometry, Archaic Style -- Plane Geometry, Archimedean -- Motion Curves and Symptoma-Mathematics -- Meta-theoretical Passage -- Angle Trisection -- General Angle Division -- Quadratrix, Rectification Property -- Analysis for an Archimedean Neusis
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2010.
Extent
1 online resource (346 p.)
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online
Isbn
9781282835351
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computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-84996-005-2
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remote
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  • (CKB)2550000000011265
  • (EBL)993556
  • (OCoLC)809770432
  • (SSID)ssj0000424847
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  • (EXLCZ)992550000000011265
Label
Pappus of Alexandria: Book 4 of the Collection : Edited With Translation and Commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis, by Heike Sefrin-Weis, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Greek Text and Annotated Translation -- Greek Text -- Annotated Translation of Collectio IV -- Commentary -- Plane Geometry, Apollonian Style -- Plane Geometry, Apollonian Style -- Plane Geometry, Archaic Style -- Plane Geometry, Archimedean -- Motion Curves and Symptoma-Mathematics -- Meta-theoretical Passage -- Angle Trisection -- General Angle Division -- Quadratrix, Rectification Property -- Analysis for an Archimedean Neusis
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2010.
Extent
1 online resource (346 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282835351
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-84996-005-2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000011265
  • (EBL)993556
  • (OCoLC)809770432
  • (SSID)ssj0000424847
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11267437
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000424847
  • (PQKBWorkID)10490778
  • (PQKB)11703294
  • (DE-He213)978-1-84996-005-2
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC993556
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000011265

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