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Author Morel, Thomas, 1986- author.

Title Underground mathematics : craft culture and knowledge production in early modern Europe / Thomas Morel
Published Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2023


Description 1 online resource
Contents Of scholars and miners -- A mathematical culture : the art of setting limits -- The mines and the court -- Writing it down : innovation, secrecy, and print -- "So fair a subterraneous city" : mapping the underground -- How to teach it? : finding the right direction -- "One of geometry's nicest applications" : crafting the Deep-George Tunnel (1771-1799)
Summary "Underground Mathematics tells the story of a forgotten discipline: subterranean geometry. Through vivid case studies, it tells how geometry was used in metallic mines, from surveying to mapmaking, by practitioners using esoteric manuscripts. The book contextualizes in a non-technical way how a culture of accuracy and quantification developed in early modern Europe"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Mine shafts -- Europe -- Design and construction -- History
Mine surveying -- Europe -- History
Engineering mathematics -- Europe -- History
Geometry -- Europe -- History
Mine shafts -- Mathematical models
Engineering mathematics
Mine shafts -- Design and construction
Mine shafts -- Mathematical models
Mine surveying
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781009267250