5000 Years of Geometry: Mathematics in History and Culture by Christoph J. Scriba,Peter Schreiber,Jana Schreiber PDF

By Christoph J. Scriba,Peter Schreiber,Jana Schreiber

ISBN-10: 3034808976

ISBN-13: 9783034808972

The current quantity presents a desirable review of geometrical principles and perceptions from the earliest cultures to the mathematical and creative recommendations of the 20 th century. it's the English translation of the third version of the well-received German publication “5000 Jahre Geometrie,” within which geometry is gifted as a sequence of advancements in cultural historical past and their interplay with structure, the visible arts, philosophy, technology and engineering.

Geometry originated within the historical cultures alongside the Indus and Nile Rivers and in Mesopotamia, experiencing its first “Golden Age” in historical Greece. encouraged by way of the Greek arithmetic, a brand new germ of geometry blossomed within the Islamic civilizations. during the Oriental effect on Spain, this information later unfold to Western Europe. right here, as a part of the medieval Quadrivium, the knowledge of geometry used to be deepened, resulting in a revival through the Renaissance. including parallel achievements in India, China, Japan and the traditional American cultures, the eu methods shaped the guidelines and branches of geometry we all know within the sleek age: coordinate tools, analytical geometry, descriptive and projective geometry within the seventeenth an 18th centuries, axiom platforms, geometry as a thought with a number of buildings and geometry in machine sciences within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Each bankruptcy of the booklet starts off with a desk of key ancient and cultural dates and ends with a precis of crucial contents of geometry within the respective period. Compelling examples invite the reader to extra discover the issues of geometry in historical and sleek times.

The booklet will attract mathematicians drawn to Geometry and to all readers with an curiosity in cultural history.

From letters to the authors for the German language edition

I desire it will get a translation, as there is not any related work.

Prof. J. Grattan-Guinness (Middlesex collage London)

"Five Thousand Years of Geometry" - i feel it's the such a lot good-looking publication i've got ever obvious from Springer and the inclusion of such a lot of colour plates quite improves its visual appeal dramatically!

Prof. J.W. Dauben (City collage of latest York)

An first-class ebook in each appreciate. The authors have effectively mixed the background of geometry with the overall improvement of tradition and historical past. …

The picture layout is usually excellent.

Prof. Z. Nádenik (Czech Technical collage in Prague)

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