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The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements

Volume 1. Introduction and Books I, II


  • Date Published: February 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107480421

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  • After studying both classics and mathematics at the University of Cambridge, Sir Thomas Little Heath (1861–1940) used his time away from his job as a civil servant to publish many works on the subject of ancient mathematics, both popular and academic. First published in 1926 as the second edition of a 1908 original, this book contains the first volume of his three-volume English translation of the thirteen books of Euclid's Elements, covering Books One and Two. This detailed text will be of value to anyone with an interest in Greek geometry and the history of mathematics.

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    • Date Published: February 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107480421
    • length: 446 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 191 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Euclid and the traditions about him
    2. Euclid's other works
    3. Greek commentators other than Proclus
    4. Proclus and his sources
    5. The text
    6. The scholia
    7. Euclid in Arabia
    8. Principal translations and editions
    9. On the nature of elements
    The Elements: Book I: Definitions, postulates, common notions
    Notes on definitions etc.
    Book II: Definitions
    Note on geometrical algebra
    Excursus I. Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans
    Excursus II. Popular names for Euclidean propositions
    Greek index to vol. 1
    English index to vol. 1.

  • Author

    Thomas L. Heath

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