By Christoph J. Scriba,Peter Schreiber,Jana Schreiber
The current quantity offers a desirable evaluation of geometrical principles and perceptions from the earliest cultures to the mathematical and inventive strategies of the 20 th century. it's the English translation of the third variation of the well-received German publication “5000 Jahre Geometrie,” during which geometry is gifted as a series of advancements in cultural historical past and their interplay with structure, the visible arts, philosophy, technology and engineering.
Geometry originated within the old cultures alongside the Indus and Nile Rivers and in Mesopotamia, experiencing its first “Golden Age” in historic Greece. encouraged by way of the Greek arithmetic, a brand new germ of geometry blossomed within the Islamic civilizations. during the Oriental impression on Spain, this information later unfold to Western Europe. the following, as a part of the medieval Quadrivium, the knowledge of geometry used to be deepened, resulting in a revival in the course of the Renaissance. including parallel achievements in India, China, Japan and the traditional American cultures, the ecu techniques 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 structures, geometry as a idea with a number of buildings and geometry in laptop sciences within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Each bankruptcy of the publication begins with a desk of key old and cultural dates and ends with a precis of crucial contents of geometry within the respective period. Compelling examples invite the reader to additional discover the issues of geometry in historic and smooth times.
The e-book will entice 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 isn't any similar work.
Prof. J. Grattan-Guinness (Middlesex college London)
"Five Thousand Years of Geometry" - i believe it's the so much good-looking e-book i've got ever noticeable from Springer and the inclusion of such a lot of colour plates rather improves its visual appeal dramatically!
Prof. J.W. Dauben (City college of latest York)
An first-class ebook in each recognize. The authors have effectively mixed the historical past of geometry with the final improvement of tradition and background. …
The photograph layout can be excellent.
Prof. Z. Nádenik (Czech Technical collage in Prague)
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