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The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1

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The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. 1

by Euclid


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It is difficult to argue with the fact that Euclid stands as one of the founding figures of mathematics. The ability of the ancient Greeks to perform complex mathematical calculations using only logic, a compass and a straight edge is profoundly humbling. Euclid's 13 books cover an enormous swath of math, from planar geometry to trigonometry to irrational numbers and root finding to 3D geometry. At one point you feel he is on the cusp of discovering the Calculus. Considering these pages were written more than two thousand years ago I stand in awe.


Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the "Elements" plus critical apparatus analyzing each definition, postulate, and proposition. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes. Vol. 1 includes Introduction, Books I and II of "Elements," lines, angles, intersections, etc. Size 0.89" H x 8.03" L x 5.42" W, 432 pages

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ISBN 9780486600888
Author Euclid
Age Group No
Book Type paperback

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