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Distributivity-like Results in the Medieval Traditions of Euclid's Elements

Between Geometry and Arithmetic

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  • Provides a new angle on Euclid's Elements
  • Analyzes the Euclidean traditions in Arabic, Latin and Hebrew manuscripts
  • Is concise and informative

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology (BRIEFSHIST)

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About this book

This book provides a fresh view on an important and largely overlooked aspect of the Euclidean traditions in the medieval mathematical texts, particularly concerning the interrelations between geometry and arithmetic, and the rise  of algebraic modes of thought. It appeals to anyone interested in the history of mathematics in general and in history of medieval and early modern science.

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • History and Philosophy of Science, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

    Leo Corry

About the author

Leo Corry is a historian of science working at Tel Aviv University. He has published extensively on the history of mathematics, physics and computing, since the turn of the twentieth century, as well as on medieval mathematics.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Distributivity-like Results in the Medieval Traditions of Euclid's Elements

  • Book Subtitle: Between Geometry and Arithmetic

  • Authors: Leo Corry

  • Series Title: SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: History, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-79678-5Published: 20 November 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-79679-2Published: 19 November 2021

  • Series ISSN: 2211-4564

  • Series E-ISSN: 2211-4572

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 82

  • Number of Illustrations: 43 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: History of Science, History of Mathematical Sciences

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