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Episodes from the Early History of Mathematics
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
eBookISBN:  9780883859285 
Product Code:  NML/13.E 
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Episodes from the Early History of Mathematics
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
eBook ISBN:  9780883859285 
Product Code:  NML/13.E 
List Price:  $25.00 
MAA Member Price:  $18.75 
AMS Member Price:  $18.75 

Book DetailsAnneli Lax New Mathematical LibraryVolume: 13; 1998; 133 pp
Among other things, Aaboe shows us how the Babylonians did calculations, how Euclid proved that there are infinitely many primes, how Ptolemy constructed a trigonometric table in his Almagest, and how Archimedes trisected the angle. Some of the topics may be familiar to the reader, while others will seem surprising or be new.

Table of Contents

Chapters

Chapter 1. Babylonian Mathematics

Chapter 2. Early Greek Mathematics and Euclid’s Construction of the Regular Pentagon

Chapter 3. Three Samples of Archimedean Mathematics

Chapter 4. Ptolemy’s Construction of a Trigonometric Table

Appendix


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Volume: 13; 1998; 133 pp
Among other things, Aaboe shows us how the Babylonians did calculations, how Euclid proved that there are infinitely many primes, how Ptolemy constructed a trigonometric table in his Almagest, and how Archimedes trisected the angle. Some of the topics may be familiar to the reader, while others will seem surprising or be new.

Chapters

Chapter 1. Babylonian Mathematics

Chapter 2. Early Greek Mathematics and Euclid’s Construction of the Regular Pentagon

Chapter 3. Three Samples of Archimedean Mathematics

Chapter 4. Ptolemy’s Construction of a Trigonometric Table

Appendix
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