Euclid The Creation of Mathematics

Author: Benno Artmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461214120
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

Euclid presents the essential of mathematics in a manner which has set a high standard for more than 2000 years. This book, an explanation of the nature of mathematics from its most important early source, is for all lovers of mathematics with a solid background in high school geometry, whether they be students or university professors.

Euclid

Author: Benno Artmann
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN:
Release Date: 1999
Genre:


The Father of Geometry

Author: Paul W. Hightower
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766034097
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"A biography of ancient Greek mathematician Euclid, known as the father of geometry and author of the mathematics textbook Elements"--Provided by publisher.

A Short History of Greek Mathematics

Author: James Gow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486495892
Release Date: 2004-06
Genre: Mathematics

Mathematicians will find accounts of every extant Greek mathematical book and many proofs translated directly from ancient texts. Students and Greek scholars will encounter a chronicle of the development of mathematical science, including the decimal scale; Egyptian and Greek arithmetic; the Greek theory of numbers; Greek geometry; Egyptian geometry; and the works of Euclid, Archimedes, and their successors.

Euclid

Author: Chris Hayhurst
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1404204970
Release Date: 2005-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Biography of Greek mathematician Euclid describing the lasting influence he has had on the field of geometry.

A Long Way from Euclid

Author: Constance Reid
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486152028
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Mathematics

Lively guide by a prominent historian focuses on the role of Euclid's Elements in subsequent mathematical developments. Elementary algebra and plane geometry are sole prerequisites. 80 drawings. 1963 edition.

Euclid in the Rainforest

Author: Joseph Mazur
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101664872
Release Date: 2006-07-25
Genre: Mathematics

Like Douglas Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach, and David Berlinski’s A Tour of the Calculus, Euclid in the Rainforest combines the literary with the mathematical to explore logic—the one indispensable tool in man’s quest to understand the world. Underpinning both math and science, it is the foundation of every major advancement in knowledge since the time of the ancient Greeks. Through adventure stories and historical narratives populated with a rich and quirky cast of characters, Mazur artfully reveals the less-than-airtight nature of logic and the muddled relationship between math and the real world. Ultimately, Mazur argues, logical reasoning is not purely robotic. At its most basic level, it is a creative process guided by our intuitions and beliefs about the world.

The Babylonian Theorem

Author: Peter Strom Rudman
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSD:31822037482585
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

Rudman explores the history of mathematics among the Babylonians and Egyptians. He formulates a Babylonian Theorem, which he shows was used to derive the Pythagorean Theorem, about a millennium before its purported discovery by Pythagoras.

Non Euclidean Geometry

Author: Roberto Bonola
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486155036
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Mathematics

Examines various attempts to prove Euclid's parallel postulate — by the Greeks, Arabs, and Renaissance mathematicians. It considers forerunners and founders such as Saccheri, Lambert, Legendre, W. Bolyai, Gauss, others. Includes 181 diagrams.

The Thirteen Books of Euclid s Elements

Author: Euclid
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486600895
Release Date: 1956
Genre: Mathematics

The definitive edition of one of the very greatest classics of all time--the full Euclid, encompassing almost 2500 years of mathematical and historical study. This unabridged republication of the original enlarged edition contains the complete English text of all 13 books of the ELEMENTS, plus analyses of each definition, postulate, and proposition.

A History of Non Euclidean Geometry

Author: Boris A. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441986801
Release Date: 2012-09-08
Genre: Mathematics

The Russian edition of this book appeared in 1976 on the hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the historic day of February 23, 1826, when LobaeevskiI delivered his famous lecture on his discovery of non-Euclidean geometry. The importance of the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry goes far beyond the limits of geometry itself. It is safe to say that it was a turning point in the history of all mathematics. The scientific revolution of the seventeenth century marked the transition from "mathematics of constant magnitudes" to "mathematics of variable magnitudes. " During the seventies of the last century there occurred another scientific revolution. By that time mathematicians had become familiar with the ideas of non-Euclidean geometry and the algebraic ideas of group and field (all of which appeared at about the same time), and the (later) ideas of set theory. This gave rise to many geometries in addition to the Euclidean geometry previously regarded as the only conceivable possibility, to the arithmetics and algebras of many groups and fields in addition to the arith metic and algebra of real and complex numbers, and, finally, to new mathe matical systems, i. e. , sets furnished with various structures having no classical analogues. Thus in the 1870's there began a new mathematical era usually called, until the middle of the twentieth century, the era of modern mathe matics.

Here s Looking at Euclid

Author: Alex Bellos
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416596349
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Mathematics

Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race, and arguably the foundation of all human progress. The world of mathematics is a remarkable place." Bellos has traveled all around the globe and has plunged into history to uncover fascinating stories of mathematical achievement, from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of the Zen master of origami, one of the hottest areas of mathematical work today. Taking us into the wilds of the Amazon, he tells the story of a tribe there who can count only to five and reports on the latest findings about the math instinct—including the revelation that ants can actually count how many steps they’ve taken. Journeying to the Bay of Bengal, he interviews a Hindu sage about the brilliant mathematical insights of the Buddha, while in Japan he visits the godfather of Sudoku and introduces the brainteasing delights of mathematical games. Exploring the mysteries of randomness, he explains why it is impossible for our iPods to truly randomly select songs. In probing the many intrigues of that most beloved of numbers, pi, he visits with two brothers so obsessed with the elusive number that they built a supercomputer in their Manhattan apartment to study it. Throughout, the journey is enhanced with a wealth of intriguing illustrations, such as of the clever puzzles known as tangrams and the crochet creation of an American math professor who suddenly realized one day that she could knit a representation of higher dimensional space that no one had been able to visualize. Whether writing about how algebra solved Swedish traffic problems, visiting the Mental Calculation World Cup to disclose the secrets of lightning calculation, or exploring the links between pineapples and beautiful teeth, Bellos is a wonderfully engaging guide who never fails to delight even as he edifies. Here’s Looking at Euclid is a rare gem that brings the beauty of math to life.