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Title From Alexandria, through Baghdad : surveys and studies in the Ancient Greek and Medieval Islamic mathematical sciences in honor of J.L. Berggren / Nathan Sidoli, Glen van Brummelen, editors
Published Berlin : Springer, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xv, 583 pages)
Contents Part I. Surveys -- part II. Studies -- part III. The story of x
Summary This book honors the career of historian of mathematics J.L. Berggren, his scholarship, and service to the broader community. The first part, of value to scholars, graduate students, and interested readers, is a survey of scholarship in the mathematical sciences in ancient Greece and medieval Islam. It consists of six articles (three by Berggren himself) covering research from the middle of the 20th century to the present. The remainder of the book contains studies by eminent scholars of the ancient and medieval mathematical sciences. They serve both as examples of the breadth of current approaches and topics, and as tributes to Berggren's interests by his friends and colleagues
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 20, 2013)
Subject Mathematics -- History
Mathematics, Greek.
Mathematics, Arab.
MATHEMATICS -- Pre-Calculus.
MATHEMATICS -- Reference.
Mathematics, Arab.
Mathematics, Greek.
Griechenland Altertum
Islamische Staaten
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Sidoli, Nathan, 1973- editor.
Van Brummelen, Glen, editor.
Berggren, J. L., honouree author
ISBN 9783642367366