Mathematician:Menelaus of Alexandria

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Mathematician

Greek mathematician and astronomer.

Very little is known about him.


Nationality

Greek


History

  • Born: c. 70 CE, possibly in Alexandria, Egypt
  • Died: c. 130 or 140 CE


Theorems

Results named for Menelaus of Alexandria can be found here.


Publications

  • Sphaerica, which survives in an Arabic translation

Several other works of his are known about, but unfortunately appear not to have survived:

  • On the calculation of the chords in a circle
  • On the Knowledge of the Weights and Distribution of Different Bodies
  • The Book on the Triangle
  • Elements of Geometry (translated into Arabic by Thabit ibn Qurra)


Sources