The King of Infinite Space

Euclid and His Elements

Author: David Berlinski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465038638

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. And for over two thousand years, geometry has been equated with Euclid's Elements, arguably the most influential book in the history of mathematics In The King of Infinite Space, renowned mathematics writer David Berlinski provides a concise homage to this elusive mathematician and his staggering achievements. Berlinski shows that, for centuries, scientists and thinkers from Copernicus to Newton to Einstein have relied on Euclid's axiomatic system, a method of proof still taught in classrooms around the world. Euclid's use of elemental logic—and the mathematical statements he and others built from it—have dramatically expanded the frontiers of human knowledge. The King of Infinite Space presents a rich, accessible treatment of Euclid and his beautifully simple geometric system, which continues to shape the way we see the world.


The Father of Geometry

Author: Josette Campbell,Chris Hayhurst

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499461283

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5961

Euclid, a Greek mathematician, flourished around 300 BCE. It was he who shaped geometry into what it is today. As a result, he became known as the father of geometry. Euclid founded his own school in Alexandria, Egypt, and gained a reputation as an exceptional geometry teacher. The Elements, his thirteen-volume treatise on mathematics and geometry, was considered to be one of the most influential mathematical works in history. Readers consider some of the definitions and postulates from this great work. They also learn about ancient Greek civilization and the renowned Greek mathematicians and philosophers who influenced Euclid's thinking.

Visual Culture and Mathematics in the Early Modern Period

Author: Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317192060

Category: Art

Page: 204

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During the early modern period there was a natural correspondence between how artists might benefit from the knowledge of mathematics and how mathematicians might explore, through advances in the study of visual culture, new areas of enquiry that would uncover the mysteries of the visible world. This volume makes its contribution by offering new interdisciplinary approaches that not only investigate perspective but also examine how mathematics enriched aesthetic theory and the human mind. The contributors explore the portrayal of mathematical activity and mathematicians as well as their ideas and instruments, how artists displayed their mathematical skills and the choices visual artists made between geometry and arithmetic, as well as Euclid’s impact on drawing, artistic practice and theory. These chapters cover a broad geographical area that includes Italy, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, France and England. The artists, philosophers and mathematicians whose work is discussed include Leon Battista Alberti, Nicholas Cusanus, Marsilio Ficino, Francesco di Giorgio, Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio, as well as Michelangelo, Galileo, Piero della Francesca, Girard Desargues, William Hogarth, Albrecht Dürer, Luca Pacioli and Raphael.

A New Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary

Comprising an Explanation of Terms and Principles of Pure and Mixed Mathematics, and Such Branches of Natural Philosophy as are Susceptible of Mathematical Investigation. With Historical Sketches of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Several Departments of These Sciences, and an Account of the Discoveries and Writings of the Most Celebrated Authors, Both Ancient and Modern

Author: Peter Barlow

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: 772

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eine epische Suche nach Wahrheit : Leseprobe

Author: Apostolos K. Doxiadēs,Christos H. Papadimitriou

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783855350698

Category: German comic books, strips, etc

Page: 351

View: 364

Feynmans Regenbogen

die Suche nach Schönheit in der Physik und im Leben

Author: Leonard Mlodinow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783379008266


Page: 204

View: 9893

Anfänge der griechischen Mathematik

Author: Arpad Szabo

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486819860

Category: History

Page: 494

View: 3942

Gerade heute, wo sich die Aufmerksamkeit der führenden Philosophen, Logiker und Mathematiker erneut auf die Grundlagen der systematisch-deduktiven Mathematik richtet, ist dieses Buch von zeitnaher und tiefer Bedeutung.

Game, Set and Math

Enigmas and Conundrums

Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486150968

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

View: 7645

Twelve essays take a playful approach to mathematics, investigating the topology of a blanket, the odds of beating a superior tennis player, and how to distinguish between fact and fallacy.