The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth: The Early History of Trigonometry

Glen Van Brummelen

Verlag: Princeton University Press, 2009
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: There does not seem to have been a book-length history of trigonometry in English before this fine book. Van Brummelen takes us from the unnamed Egyptians and Babylonians who created trigonometry to the subject's first few centuries in Europe. In between, he deftly traces how it was studied by the astronomers Hipparchus and Ptolemy in classical Greece, and later by a host of scholars in India and the Islamic world. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0691129738

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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 2009. Buchzustand: New. Presents the history in English of the origins and early development of trigonometry. This book identifies the earliest known trigonometric precursors in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Greece, and examines the revolutionary discoveries of Hipparchus. It traces trigonometry's development into a full-fledged mathematical discipline in India and Islam. Num Pages: 352 pages, 16 halftones. 109 line illus. 1 table. BIC Classification: PBMB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 241 x 165 x 27. Weight in Grams: 642. . 2009. Hardcover. . . . . . Buchnummer des Verkäufers V9780691129730

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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Buchzustand: New. 236 x 157 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth is the first major history in English of the origins and early development of trigonometry. Glen Van Brummelen identifies the earliest known trigonometric precursors in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Greece, and he examines the revolutionary discoveries of Hipparchus, the Greek astronomer believed to have been the first to make systematic use of trigonometry in the second century BC while studying the motions of the stars. The book traces trigonometry s development into a full-fledged mathematical discipline in India and Islam; explores its applications to such areas as geography and seafaring navigation in the European Middle Ages and Renaissance; and shows how trigonometry retained its ancient roots at the same time that it became an important part of the foundation of modern mathematics. The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth looks at the controversies as well, including disputes over whether Hipparchus was indeed the father of trigonometry, whether Indian trigonometry is original or derived from the Greeks, and the extent to which Western science is indebted to Islamic trigonometry and astronomy.The book also features extended excerpts of translations of original texts, and detailed yet accessible explanations of the mathematics in them. No other book on trigonometry offers the historical breadth, analytical depth, and coverage of non-Western mathematics that readers will find in The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AAU9780691129730

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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Buchzustand: New. 236 x 157 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth is the first major history in English of the origins and early development of trigonometry. Glen Van Brummelen identifies the earliest known trigonometric precursors in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Greece, and he examines the revolutionary discoveries of Hipparchus, the Greek astronomer believed to have been the first to make systematic use of trigonometry in the second century BC while studying the motions of the stars. The book traces trigonometry s development into a full-fledged mathematical discipline in India and Islam; explores its applications to such areas as geography and seafaring navigation in the European Middle Ages and Renaissance; and shows how trigonometry retained its ancient roots at the same time that it became an important part of the foundation of modern mathematics. The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth looks at the controversies as well, including disputes over whether Hipparchus was indeed the father of trigonometry, whether Indian trigonometry is original or derived from the Greeks, and the extent to which Western science is indebted to Islamic trigonometry and astronomy.The book also features extended excerpts of translations of original texts, and detailed yet accessible explanations of the mathematics in them. No other book on trigonometry offers the historical breadth, analytical depth, and coverage of non-Western mathematics that readers will find in The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AAU9780691129730

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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Buchzustand: New. Presents the history in English of the origins and early development of trigonometry. This book identifies the earliest known trigonometric precursors in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Greece, and examines the revolutionary discoveries of Hipparchus. It traces trigonometry's development into a full-fledged mathematical discipline in India and Islam. Num Pages: 352 pages, 16 halftones. 109 line illus. 1 table. BIC Classification: PBMB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 241 x 165 x 27. Weight in Grams: 642. . 2009. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Buchnummer des Verkäufers V9780691129730

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