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Alexandria from 300 BC to 200 BC

  • W. S. Anglin
  • J. Lambek
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

The school of mathematics established by Euclid in Alexandria produced some first rate mathematicians in the third century BC. Among them were the following:
  • ● Aristarchus of Samos, 310 - 250 BC,

  • ● Archimedes of Syracuse, 287 - 212 BC,

  • ● Apollonius of Perga, 260 - 190 BC,

  • ● Eratosthenes of Cyrene, 275 - 195 BC.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. S. Anglin
    • 1
  • J. Lambek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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