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Selected Essays on Pre- and Early Modern Mathematical Practice

Authors: Høyrup, Jens

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  • Includes a collection of articles from a leading scholar of the history of mathematics 
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This book presents a broad selection of articles mainly published during the last two decades on a variety of topics within the history of mathematics, mostly focusing on particular aspects of mathematical practice. This book is of interest to, and provides methodological inspiration for, historians of science or mathematics and students of these disciplines.

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Jens Høyrup (*1943): educated as a physicist at Copenhagen University. From 1973 he taught first in the domain of social, then human sciences, at Roskilde University, Denmark, until he retired in 2005. Much of his research has dealt with the conceptual, cultural and social history of pre-Modern mathematics.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

Table of contents (32 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-30

    Høyrup, Jens

  • (Article I.1.) On Parts of Parts and Ascending Continued Fractions: An Investigation of the Origins and Spread of a Peculiar System

    Pages 31-57

    Høyrup, Jens

  • (Article I.2.) A Note on Old Babylonian Computational Techniques

    Pages 59-66

    Høyrup, Jens

  • (Article I.3.) On a Collection of Geometrical Riddles and Their Role in the Shaping of Four to Six “Algebras”

    Pages 67-116

    Høyrup, Jens

  • (Article I.4.) Mahāvīra’s Geometrical Problems Traces of Unknown Links between Jaina and Mediterranean Mathematics in the Classical Ages

    Pages 117-129

    Høyrup, Jens

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Selected Essays on Pre- and Early Modern Mathematical Practice
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19258-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19258-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19257-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 969
Number of Illustrations
355 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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