Forgotten Revolution How Science Was Born in 300 BC and Why It Had to Be Reborn
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Description: The third and second centuries BC witnessed, in the Greek world, a scientific and technological explosion. Greek culture had reached great heights in art, literature and philosophy already in the earlier classical era, but it was in the age of Archimedes and Euclid that science as we know it was born, and gave rise to sophisticated technology that would not be seen again until the 18th century. This scientific revolution was also accompanied by great changes and a new kind of awareness in many other fields, including art and medicine. What were the landmarks in the meteoric rise of science 2300 years ago? Why are they so little known today, even among scientists, classicists and historians? How do they relate to the post-1500 science that we are familiar with from school? What led to the end of ancient science? These are the questions that this book discusses, in the belief that the answers bear on choices we face today.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2004
Publication date: 2/19/2004
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|The Birth of Science|
|The Erasure of the Scientific Revolution|
|On the Word ""Hellenistic""|
|Was There Science in Classical Greece? Origins of Hellenistic Science|
|Precursors of Mathematical Science.Euclid's Hypothetico-Deductive Method|
|Geometry and Computational Aids|
|Discrete Mathematics and the Notion of Infinity|
|Euclid and His Predecessors|
|An Application of the ""Method of Exhaustion""|
|Trigonometry and Spherical Geometry|