What is ancient mathematics?

Vardi, Ilan
June 1999
Mathematical Intelligencer;Summer99, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p38
Academic Journal
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.


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