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1. Pappus of Alexandria: Book 4 of the Collection: Edited With Translation and Commentary by Heike Sefrin-Weis (Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences) by Heike Sefrin-Weis | |
Hardcover: 247
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(2010-06-09)
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Editorial Review Product Description Although not so well known today, Book 4 of Pappus’ Collection is one of the most important and influential mathematical texts from antiquity, both because of its content and because of its impact on early modern mathematics after 1600. As a kind of textbook in anthology format, the mathematical vignettes form a portrait of mathematics during the Hellenistic "Golden Age", illustrating central problems – for example, it discusses all three of the famous ancient problems in geometry: squaring the circle; doubling the cube; and trisecting an angle – varying solution strategies, and the different mathematical styles within ancient geometry. This volume provides an English translation of Collection 4, in full, for the first time, including:
Historians of mathematics will find it useful for scholarly work on ancient geometry and its reception in the early modern era and it will also serve as a source book for exemplary arguments in ancient geometry. Pappus himself probably intended Collection 4 to be an introductory survey of the classical geometrical tradition – from the point of view of mathematical methods and strategies – for readers that had a basic training in elementary geometry (Elements I – VI). Likewise, this edition can be used as a textbook in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of ancient geometry. |
2. Pappus of Alexandria: Book 7 of the Collection | |
Hardcover: 392
Pages
(1985-12-19)
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3. Pappus of Alexandria and the Mathematics of Late Antiquity (Cambridge Classical Studies) by Serafina Cuomo | |
Paperback: 248
Pages
(2007-06-21)
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Run-of-the-mill sociology of science
Interesting project I don't know how many people still take "Rome's Fall' as a moral litmus test, but I suspect the story still holds a lot of weight. It's this icon that Cuomo targets. In general terms, I couldn't be more pleased with the project. Unfortunately, it doesn't really get off the ground. Cuomo isn't very forth coming on what she makes of the era. It seems she simply likes pastiche. She starts her iconoclastic journey well, suggesting the subject of her book might never have existed. It is hard to argue the point. We know almost nothing about Pappus, the man. Unfortunately, the fictional Pappus concept seems to have been mentioned for shock value, and not pursued seriously. I would have been interested in hearing details on the process of putting mathematic lectures on scrolls for academic, social or bureaucratic purposes. Maybe ghost writing was a common practice. This emphasis on the 'media' itself seems critical to Cuomo's case (a role the Arch of Constantine served), but it is entirely ignored. Cuomo then takes us down an entertaining bunny hole involving legal torture and highly paid astrologers. By taking this route, she hopes to convince us that mathematics was about as important to our late-classical delinquents as, well, ourselves. The legal discussion shows mathematical knowledge put one socially above those who could expect torture during any legal cross-examination. The astrological references show desperate young parents prayed for their off-spring to become mathematicians. So far, so good, but Cuomo then launches into a book by book deconstruction of the works ascribed to Pappus (whoever he was), and in this the reader starts to wonder just what she wants to say. The less than stunning conclusion is that Pappus had careerist interests and said different things to target groups in hopes of enhancing his authority. I was less than impressed. One might surmise Cuomo has a bigger goal, but if it exists, it is very subtle. Of these subtle arguments, the chief seems to be that the standard historiography associates the development of Greek mathematics exclusively with Plato's philosophy (the Proclus (411-485) perspective). Cuomo points out contradictions in this line of reasoning made by Pappus (? 320 ?) and Iamblichus (250?-330?). In this, Cuomo hints at disputing the role of the Neo-Platonic synthesis. Proclus, as the heir to Plato's academy, plays a pivotal role in this. Cuomo seeks to uncover the real mathematician hidden by Proclus and later Neo-Platonic Christians. If this is really what she hints at, I would be surprised. I am just grasping at straws... The unfortunate fate of the interested reader. ... Read more |
4. Les trois livres de porismes d'Euclide, rétablis pour la première fois, d'après la notice et les lemmes de Pappus, et conformément au sentiment de R. Simon ... de ces propositions; (French Edition) by Euclid Euclid | |
Paperback: 344
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(2010-05-14)
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5. Pappus of Alexandria | |
Paperback: 70
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(2010-09-13)
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6. Selections Illustrating The History Of Greek Mathematical Works..2 Volume Set..Vol. 1:Thales To Euclid:Vol.2:Aristarchus To Pappus Of Alexandria...Loeb Classical Library | |
Hardcover: 1188
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(1951)
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7. Les Trois Livres De Porismes D'euclide, Retablis Pour La Premiere Fois, D'apres La Notice Et Les Lemmes De Pappus, Et Conformement Au Sentiment De R. Simon ... De Ces Propositions; (French Edition) by Euclid, Pappus of Alexandria | |
Paperback: 340
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(2010-10-13)
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8. Pappi Alexandrini Collectionis quae supersunt e libris manu scriptis edidit Latina interpretatione e by of Alexandria Pappus | |
Paperback: 464
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(1876-01-01)
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9. Book 7 of the Collection by of Alexandria (trans. by Alexander Jones) Pappus | |
Hardcover:
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(1986-01-01)
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10. Les Trois Livres De Porismes D'euclide; (French Edition) by Euclid, Pappus of Alexandria | |
Paperback: 342
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(2010-09-28)
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11. Pappi Alexandrini Collectionis Quae Supersunt E Libris Manu Scriptis Edidit Latina Interpretatione E, Volume 1 (Latin Edition) | |
Paperback: 504
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(2010-05-12)
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12. Problem of Apollonius: Problem of Apollonius, Euclidean Geometry, Circle, Tangent, Apollonius of Perga, Pappus of Alexandria, Adriaan van Roomen, Hyperbola | |
Paperback: 156
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(2010-01-18)
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13. On the duplication of the cube in Pappus of Alexandria (IIIrd century A.D.) (Rapport / SeÌminaires de matheÌmatique pure) by E EÌtienne | |
Unknown Binding:
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(1978)
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14. Pappus of Alexandria Book 7 Part 2 Only by Alexander Jones | |
Hardcover:
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(1986)
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15. Problem of Apollonius: Euclidean Geometry, Circle, Tangent, Apollonius of Perga, Pappus of Alexandria, Adriaan van Roomen, Hyperbola, Compass and Straightedge Constructions, Franciscus Vieta | |
Paperback: 128
Pages
(2010-01-26)
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16. The Commentary of Pappus on Book X of Euclid's Elements: Arabic Text and Translation by Pappus of Alexandria & William Thomson | |
Hardcover:
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(1930)
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17. La Collection Mathematique. Tome 1 by Pappus d'Alexandrie, Paul Ver Eecke | |
Paperback: 364
Pages
(1933)
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