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Mathematics in Ancient Greece

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ISBN-10: 0486453472

ISBN-13: 9780486453477

Edition: 2007

Authors: Tobias Dantzig

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A study of the problems, principles, and procedures that mathematics has inherited from antiquity, this book both instructs and delights. Written by a specialist in interpreting science for lay readers, it recounts the human story behind mathematics, focusing on the insights of such thinkers as Euclid and Hippocrates. 1955 edition.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 191
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Tobias Dantzigwas born in Latvia, studied under the great mathematician Henri Poincar� in Paris, and immigrated to the United States in 1910. He taught at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia . University, and the University of Maryland. He died in 1956. Joseph Mazuris a professor of mathematics at Marlboro College, and is the author of Euclid in the Rainforest. Barry Mazuris the Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University, and is the author of Imagining Numbers (particularly the square root of minus fifteen) .