Apollonius of Perga - Treatise on Conic Sections

Apollonius of Perga - Treatise on Conic Sections

Author: Thomas Little Heath

Publisher: Carruthers Press

ISBN: 9781446021262

Category: Mathematics

Page: 426

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Despite being generally unknown to the greats of contemporary mathematics, Apollonius s Conics is said by Chasles to contain the most interesting properties of conics . Written by one of the great pioneers of geometry, this scarce text contains a comprehensive account of the mathematics of conics, and as such constitutes a valuable to addition to the libraries of serious mathematicians and historians alike. Apollonius of Perga was a Greek geometer and astronomer, most famous for his work pertaining to conic sections and whose methodology and terminology influenced such intellectual giants as Ptolemy, Johannes Kepler, Francesco Maurolico, Isaac Newton, and Rene Descartes. This rare text is proudly republished here with an introductory biography of the author."

Apollonius of Perga's Conica

Apollonius of Perga's Conica

Author: Michael Fried

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004350991

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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This volume contains a historically sensitive analysis and interpretation of Apollonius of Perga's Conica, one of the greatest works of Hellenistic mathematics. It provides a long overdue alternative to H. G. Zeuthen's Die Lehre von den Kogelschnitten im Altertum.