TITLE

What is ancient mathematics?

AUTHOR(S)
Vardi, Ilan
PUB. DATE
June 1999
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Summer99, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Illustrates examples of `ancient mathematics' by using techniques that mathematician Archimedes developed in his paper `The Method' to derive results that he proved in his paper `On Spirals'. Perspective on cultural aspects of mathematics; Overview of `The Method'; Problems involving plane figures and their solutions.
ACCESSION #
2341423

 

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