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Archimedes

E. J. Dijksterhuis
Publisher: 
Princeton University Press
Publication Date: 
1987
Number of Pages: 
460
Format: 
Paperback
Series: 
Princeton Legacy Library
Price: 
77.00
ISBN: 
9780691607771
Category: 
General
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The Basic Library List Committee strongly recommends this book for acquisition by undergraduate mathematics libraries.

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  • Front Matter, pg. 1
  • Contents, pg. 5
  • Preface, pg. 7
  • Chapter I. The Life of Archimedes, pg. 9
  • Chapter II. The Works of Archimedes. Manuscripts and Edition, pg. 33
  • Chapter III. The Elements of the Work of Archimedes, pg. 49
  • Chapter IV. On the Sphere and Cylinder. Book 1, pg. 141
  • Chapter V. On the Sphere and Cylinder. Book II, pg. 188
  • Chapter VI. Measurement of a Circle, pg. 222
  • Chapter VII. On Conoids and Spheroids, pg. 240
  • Chapter VIII. On Spirals, pg. 264
  • Chapter IX. On the Equilibrium of Planes or Centres of Gravity of Planes. Book I, pg. 286
  • Chapter X. The Method of Mechanical Theorems, pg. 313
  • Chapter XI. Quadrature of the Parabola, pg. 336
  • Chapter XII. On the Equilibrium of Planes. Book II, pg. 346
  • Chapter XIII. The Sand-Reckoner, pg. 360
  • Chapter XIV. Floating Bodies, pg. 373
  • Chapter XV. Miscellaneous, pg. 398
  • Bibliography, pg. 417
  • Archimedes after Dijksterhuis: A Guide to Recent Studies, pg. 419
  • Index of Names, pg. 452
  • Errata, pg. 456

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