by Thomas Little Heath
Number of pages: 76
History and tradition know Archimedes almost exclusively as the inventor of a number of ingenious mechanical appliances, things which naturally appeal more to the popular imagination than the subtleties of pure mathematics.And it is to be feared that few who are not experts in the history of mathematics have any acquaintance with the details of the original discoveries in mathematics of the greatest mathematician of antiquity, perhaps the greatest mathematical genius that the world has ever seen.
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by Karl Fink - Open Court Publishing Company
The book is intended to give students of mathematics an historical survey of the elementary parts of this science and to furnish the teacher of the elements opportunity to review connectedly points for the most part long familiar to him.
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