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

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## P. Dedron and J. Itard:

## 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).

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### 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