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The Works of Archimedes (Dover Books on Mathematics)

The Works of Archimedes (Dover Books on Mathematics)

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Publication Date: April 16th, 2002
Publisher:
Dover Publications
ISBN:
9780486420844
Pages:
576
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The complete works of antiquity's great geometer appear here in a highly accessible English translation by a distinguished scholar. Remarkable for his range of thought and his mastery of treatment, Archimedes addressed such topics as the famous problems of the ratio of the areas of a cylinder and an inscribed sphere; the measurement of a circle; the properties of conoids, spheroids, and spirals; and the quadrature of the parabola. This edition offers an informative introduction with many valuable insights into the ancient mathematician's life and thought as well as the views of his contemporaries. Modern mathematicians, physicists, science historians, and logicians will find this volume a source of timeless fascination.