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A Short History of Greek Mathematics
James Gow
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AMS Chelsea Publishing
1968; 325 pp; hardcover
ISBN-10: 0-8284-0218-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8284-0218-7
List Price: US$42
Member Price: US$37.80
Order Code: CHEL/218
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This book provides a stimulating presentation of the history of Greek mathematics, with special emphasis on the Alexandrian school. Beginning with number systems of the ancients and Egyptian influences on Greek mathematics, the book traces the development up to Pappus and Proclus in the fourth century A.D.

This is a standard work on the history of Greek mathematics, with special emphasis on the Alexandrian school of mathematics.

Table of Contents

Part I. Prolegomena to Arithmetic
  • The Decimal Scale
  • Egyptian Arithmetic
Part II. Greek Arithmetic
  • Calculation. Logistica
  • Greek Theory of Numbers (Arithmetica)
Part III. Greek Geometry
  • Prehistoric and Egyptian Geometry
  • Greek Geometry to Euclid
  • Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius
  • Geometry in Second Century B.C.
  • From Geminus to Ptolemy
  • Last Years
  • Summary
  • Index
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