Download 5000 Years of Geometry: Mathematics in History and Culture by Christoph J. Scriba,Peter Schreiber,Jana Schreiber PDF

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)

Show description

Read Online or Download 5000 Years of Geometry: Mathematics in History and Culture PDF

Similar geometry & topology books

Topological Vector Spaces and Distributions (Dover Books on Mathematics)

The proper exposition of this text's first 3 chapters presents a good precis of the trendy idea of in the community convex areas. The fourth and ultimate bankruptcy develops the speculation of distributions when it comes to convolutions, tensor items, and Fourier transforms. "The such a lot readable creation to the idea of vector areas.

Topological Signal Processing (Mathematical Engineering)

Sign processing is the self-discipline of extracting info from collections of measurements. To be powerful, the measurements needs to be equipped after which filtered, detected, or remodeled to show the specified details. Distortions because of uncertainty, noise, and muddle degrade the functionality of functional sign processing platforms.

Manifolds with Singularities and the Adams-Novikov Spectral Sequence (London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series)

Routinely the Adams–Novikov spectral series has been a device which has enabled the computation of turbines and family members to explain homotopy teams. the following a normal geometric description of the series is given when it comes to cobordism idea and manifolds with singularities. the writer brings jointly many fascinating effects no longer widely recognized open air the USSR, together with a few contemporary paintings by means of Vershinin.

Rigid Germs, the Valuative Tree, and Applications to Kato Varieties (Publications of the Scuola Normale Superiore)

This thesis offers with particular featuresof the speculation of holomorphic dynamics in measurement 2 after which units out to studyanalogous questions in better dimensions, e. g. facing common types forrigid germs, and examples of Kato 3-folds. The neighborhood dynamics of holomorphic mapsaround severe issues continues to be now not thoroughly understood, in measurement 2 orhigher, as a result of the richness of the geometry of the severe set for alliterates.

Additional resources for 5000 Years of Geometry: Mathematics in History and Culture

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.01 of 5 – based on 44 votes