Description 
1 online resource (x, 132 pages) 
Series 
Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences 

Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.

Contents 
pt. 1. Introduction  pt. 2. Apollonius of Perga's On Conics : book eight restored  pt. 3. Synopsis and appendices 
Summary 
Apollonius's Conics was one of the greatest works of advanced mathematics in antiquity. The work comprised eight books, four of which have come down to us in their original Greek and three in Arabic. By the time the Arabic translations were produced, the eighth book had already been lost. In 1710, Edmond Halley, then Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford, produced an edition of the Greek text of the Conics of Books IIV, a translation into Latin from the Arabic versions of Books VVII, and a reconstruction of Book VIII. Motivated by such questions as what role did Halley's reconstruction play in the mathematical world of the late 17th and early 18th century? and what did Halley see himself learning from engaging with mathematicians such as Apollonius?, Michael Fried's work provides the first complete English translation of Halley's reconstruction of Book VIII with supplementary notes on the text. The volume also contains an introduction discussing aspects of Apollonius's Conics, an investigation of Edmond Halley's understanding of the nature of his venture into ancient mathematics, and appendices giving brief accounts of Apollonius's approach to conic sections and his mathematical techniques. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers interested in the history of ancient Greek mathematics and mathematics in the early modern period 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Subject 
Halley, Edmond, 16561742


Apollonius, of Perga. Conics.


Halley, Edmond, 16561742 

Halley, Edmond. 
SUBJECT 
Conics (Apollonius, of Perga) fast 

Conica. swd 
Subject 
Mathematics, Greek.


Mathematics  Early works to 1800


Mathematics.


Mathematics


MATHEMATICS  Essays.


MATHEMATICS  PreCalculus.


MATHEMATICS  Reference.


Matemáticas griegas


Matemáticas  Obras anteriores a 1800


Mathematics


Mathematics, Greek


Rekonstruktion


Mathematik


Griechenland Altertum

Genre/Form 
Early works

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
9781461401469 

1461401461 
