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Mathematical Treasures - Oronce Fine's Geometry

Frank J. Swetz and Victor J. Katz


This is the opening page of the section of the geometrical work of Oronce Fine (1494-1555) dealing with Euclid's work on circles. This is part of Fine's major work entitled Protomathesis (1530), which covered arithmetic, astronomy and astronomical instruments, as well as geometry.  The pages displayed give a somewhat theoretical treatment of geometry, but Fine then goes on to practical matters dealing with measuring length, height, surface area, and volume.

Frank J. Swetz and Victor J. Katz, "Mathematical Treasures - Oronce Fine's Geometry," Convergence (January 2011)

Mathematical Treasures from the Smith and Plimpton Collections at Columbia University