Greek Mathematical Thought and the Origin of Algebra
Edition: 1992 (Unabridged)
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Description: Important study focuses on the revival and assimilation of ancient Greek mathematics in the 13th16th centuries, via Arabic science, and the 16th-century development of symbolic algebra. This brought about the crucial change in the concept of number that made possible modern science. Includes a translation of Vieta's Introduction to the Analytical Art. 1968 edition. Bibliography.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/1992
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Short titles frequently used|
|Introduction: Purpose and plan of the inquiry|
|The opposition of logistic and arithmetic in the Neoplatonists|
|Logistic and arithmetic in Plato|
|The role of the theory of proportions in Nicomachus, Theon, and Domninus|
|Theoretical logistic and the problem of fractions|
|The concept of arithmos|
|The ontological conception of the arithmoi in Plato|
|The Aristotelian critique and the possibility of a theoretical logistic|
|On the difference between ancient and modern conceptualization|
|The Arithmetic of Diophantus as theoretical logistic. The concept of eidos in Diophantus|
|The formalism of Vieta and the transformation of the arithmos concept|
|The concept of "number"|
|Letter to Princess Melusine|
|Index of names|
|Index of topics|