Book:P. Dedron/Mathematics and Mathematicians/Volume 2

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P. Dedron and J. Itard: Mathematics and Mathematicians, Volume $\text { 2 }$

Published $1973$, Transworld Student Library

ISBN 0 552 40021 ` (translated by J.V. Field).


Translated from:

Mathématiques et Mathématiciens


Contents

Foreword (Graham Flegg)
1. Written Numbers and Numerical Calculations
1.1 Egypt
1.2 Mesopotamia
1.3 Greece
1.4 Latins
1.5 Hindus, Arabs and Western Europeans
2. Algebraic Notations and First Degree Problems
2.1 Notations
2.2 The first degree
2.3 Arithmetical and combinatorial problems
3. Second-Degree Problems
3.1 Square roots
3.2 Quadratic equations
3.3 Euclid
3.4 Applications to the conic sections
3.5 Book $\text X$ of Euclid's Elements
4. Pythagoras's Theorem
5. Trigonometry
6. Duplication of the Cube and Trisection of the Angle
6.1 Duplication of the cube or the Delian problem
6.2 Trisection of the angle
7. Squaring the Circle
Bibliographical References
General Index