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Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry


作者  /  Glen van Brummelen

出版社 / PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

出版日期 / 2017/04/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$700

售價 / 9折, NT$ 630

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Heavenly Mathematics traces the rich history of spherical trigonometry, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval Islam, and the modern West used this forgotten art to chart the heavens and the Earth. Once at the heart of astronomy and ocean-going navigation for two millennia, the discipline was also a mainstay of mathematics education for centuries and taught widely until the 1950s. Glen Van Brummelen explores this exquisite branch of mathematics and its role in ancient astronomy, geography, and cartography; Islamic religious rituals; celestial navigation; polyhedra; stereographic projection; and more. He conveys the sheer beauty of spherical trigonometry, providing readers with a new appreciation of its elegant proofs and often surprising conclusions. Heavenly Mathematics is illustrated throughout with stunning historical images and informative drawings and diagrams. This unique compendium also features easy-to-use appendixes as well as exercises that originally appeared in textbooks from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.







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誠品26碼 /2681464028007
ISBN 13 /9780691175997
ISBN 10 /0691175993
EAN /9780691175997

頁數216
尺寸23.5X15.2CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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