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ALMAGEST: INTRODUCTION TO THE MATHEMATICS OF THE HEAVENS TR. BRUCE PERRY

ALMAGEST: INTRODUCTION TO THE MATHEMATICS OF THE HEAVENS TR. BRUCE PERRY

By: Ptolemy, Claudius
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The Almagest is by far the greatest work in astronomy in ancient times. In a massive series of thirteen books, Ptolemy shows how every detail of the motions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars can be expressed using geometrical models that can be used to compute celestial positions with remarkable accuracy
The present selection covers all the essential features of Ptolemy's treatment of the heavens, omitting only more difficult and abstruse matters such as the moon's motion and the calculation of eclipses. In the interest of conciseness, development of planetary theories is restricted to two planets, one inferior (Venus) and one superior (Mars).
Ptolemy's text is accompanied by extensive notes and introductions that are aimed at making the book accessible to students encountering Ptolemy for the first time. This edition is designed to provide everything needed for a one-semester course, or it can be a component of a more general course on planetary theory or history of astronomy.
ELEMENTS 2 TR. HEATH

ELEMENTS 2 TR. HEATH

By: Euclid
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This is the definitive edition of one of the very greatest classics of all time -- the full Euclid, not an abridgement. Using the text established by Heiberg, Sir Thomas Heath encompasses almost 2,500 years of mathematical and historical study upon Euclid.
This unabridged republication of the original enlarged edition contains the complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements, plus a critical apparatus that analyzes each definition, postulate, and proposition in great detail. It covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; classical, medieval, Renaissance, modern commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes, all given with extensive quotes.
"The textbook that shall really replace Euclid has not yet been written and probably never will be." -- Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Volume 1. 151-page Introduction: life and other works of Euclid; Greek and Islamic commentators; surviving mss., scholia, translations; bases of Euclid's thought. Books I and II of the Elements, straight lines, angles, intersection of lines, triangles, parallelograms, etc.
Volume 2. Books III-IX: Circles, tangents, segments, figures described around and within circles, rations, proportions, magnitudes, polygons, prime numbers, products, plane and solid numbers, series of rations, etc.
Volume 3. Books X to XIII: planes, solid angles, etc.; method of exhaustion in similar polygons within circles, pyramids, cones, cylinders, spheres, etc. Appendix: Books XIV, XV, sometimes ascribed to Euclid.
ELEMENTS 3 TR. HEATH

ELEMENTS 3 TR. HEATH

By: Euclid
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This is the definitive edition of one of the very greatest classics of all time--the full Euclid, not an abridgement. Utilizing the text established by Heiberg, Sir Thomas Heath encompasses almost 2500 years of mathematical and historical study upon Euclid.
This unabridged republication of the original enlarged edition contains the complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements, plus a critical apparatus which analyzes each definition, postulate, and proposition in great detail. It covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical anayses of Euclid's ideas; classical, medieval, Renaissance, modern commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes, all given with extensive quotes.
"The textbook that shall really replace Euclid has not yet been written and probably never will be," Encyclopaedia Britannica.
EUCLID'S ELEMENTS TR. HEATH

EUCLID'S ELEMENTS TR. HEATH

By: Euclid, Au
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The classic Heath translation, in a completely new layout with plenty of space and generous margins. An affordable but sturdy student and teacher sewn softcover edition in one volume, with minimal notes and a new index/glossary.
SYSTEM OF THE WORLD

SYSTEM OF THE WORLD

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THE BONES: GUIDE TO EUCLID'S ELEMENTS

THE BONES: GUIDE TO EUCLID'S ELEMENTS

By: Euclid Au
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A handy where-to-find-it pocket reference companion to Euclid's Elements. Provides all the propositions and diagrams without the detailed proofs. Readers can use it to see the scope and structure of Elements, identify exactly what Euclid covers and what he doesn't, and to find the location of remembered propositions.