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Author Rashed, Roshdi,
Title Menelaus' ›Spherics‹ : Early Translation and al-Māhānī / al-Harawī's Version / Roshdi Rashed, Athanase Papadopoulos.
Imprint Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2017]
©2017.

Author Rashed, Roshdi,
Series Scientia Graeco-Arabica ; 21.
Subject Menelaus, of Alexandria.
Geodesics (Mathematics)
Sphere.
Geometry, Differential.
Curves on surfaces -- Mathematical models.
Surfaces -- Mathematical models.
Alt Name Papadopoulos, Athanase,
Description 1 online resource (888 pages).
Contents Frontmatter -- FOREWORD -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- PART I -- CHAPTER 1: MENELAUS AND HIS WRITINGS -- CHAPTER 2: THE REDACTION OF THE SPHERICS BY AL-MĀHĀNĪ AND AL-HARAWĪ -- CHAPTER 3: AN ELEVENTH-CENTURY WITNESS OF THE TRANSLATIONS OF THE SPHERICS: IBN HŪD -- EDITION AND TRANSLATION OF MENELAUS' PROPOSITIONS QUOTED IN IBN HŪD'S ENCYCLOPEDIA -- PART II: MATHEMATICAL COMMENTARY -- CHAPTER 1: THE MATHEMATICAL CONTENT OF THE SPHERICS -- CHAPTER 2: THE PROPOSITIONS -- PART III: TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS -- CHAPTER 1: THE SPHERICS: A FRAGMENT OF AN ANCIENT TRANSLATION -- TEXT AND TRANSLATION: Menelaus' Treatise on the Spherics -- CHAPTER 2: THE SPHERICS: THE VERSION OF AL-MĀHĀNĪ AND AL-HARAWĪ -- TEXT AND TRANSLATION: The Treatise of Menelaus on the Spherical Figures -- POSTFACE: SPHERICAL GEOMETRY: A FEW MARKERS -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- ARABIC-ENGLISH GLOSSARY -- INDEXES.
Summary Despite its importance in the history of Ancient science, Menelaus' Spherics is still by and large unknown. This treatise, which lies at the foundation of spherical geometry, is lost in Greek but has been preserved in its Arabic versions. The reader.
Note In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 26. Okt 2017).
ISBN 9783110569872 (electronic bk.)
3110569876 (electronic bk.)
9783110571424
3110571420
9783110568233
3110568233
ISBN/ISSN 10.1515/9783110571424
OCLC # 1011461572
Additional Format Print version: 9783110571431.
Print version: 9783110569872.
Print version: 9783110568233.