# The Impact of Modern Mathematics on Ancient Mathematics

Revue d'histoire des mathématiques (2001)

- Volume: 7, Issue: 1, page 119-133
- ISSN: 1262-022X

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topKnorr, Wilbur R.. "The Impact of Modern Mathematics on Ancient Mathematics." Revue d'histoire des mathématiques 7.1 (2001): 119-133. <http://eudml.org/doc/252028>.

@article{Knorr2001,

abstract = {In a hitherto unpublished lecture, delivered in Atlanta, 1975, W.R. Knorr reflects on historical method, its sensitivity to modern work, both in mathematics and in the philosophy of mathematics. Three examples taken from the work of Tannery, Hasse, Scholz and Becker and concerning the study of pre-euclidean geometry are discussed: the mis-described discovery of irrational ‘numbers’, the alleged foundations crisis in the 5th century B.C. and the problem of constructibility.},

author = {Knorr, Wilbur R.},

journal = {Revue d'histoire des mathématiques},

keywords = {pre-euclidean greek geometry; discovery of incommensurability; foundation crisis; constructibility; irrational numbers; philosophy of mathematics; pre-Euclidean Greek geometry},

language = {eng},

number = {1},

pages = {119-133},

publisher = {Société mathématique de France},

title = {The Impact of Modern Mathematics on Ancient Mathematics},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/252028},

volume = {7},

year = {2001},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Knorr, Wilbur R.

TI - The Impact of Modern Mathematics on Ancient Mathematics

JO - Revue d'histoire des mathématiques

PY - 2001

PB - Société mathématique de France

VL - 7

IS - 1

SP - 119

EP - 133

AB - In a hitherto unpublished lecture, delivered in Atlanta, 1975, W.R. Knorr reflects on historical method, its sensitivity to modern work, both in mathematics and in the philosophy of mathematics. Three examples taken from the work of Tannery, Hasse, Scholz and Becker and concerning the study of pre-euclidean geometry are discussed: the mis-described discovery of irrational ‘numbers’, the alleged foundations crisis in the 5th century B.C. and the problem of constructibility.

LA - eng

KW - pre-euclidean greek geometry; discovery of incommensurability; foundation crisis; constructibility; irrational numbers; philosophy of mathematics; pre-Euclidean Greek geometry

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/252028

ER -

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