Inventive interpretations

David Fowler

Revue d'histoire des mathématiques (1999)

  • Volume: 5, Issue: 1, page 143-147
  • ISSN: 1262-022X

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Fowler, David. "Inventive interpretations." Revue d'histoire des mathématiques 5.1 (1999): 143-147. <>.

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  2. [2] HEATH ( Thomas L.) [1912] The Works of Archimedes, Edited in Modern Notation with Introductory Chapters, 2nd edition with The Method of Archimedes, Recently Discovered by Heiberg, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1912, repr. New York: Dover, n.d. JFM27.0004.02
  3. [3] HEATH ( Thomas L.) [1926] The Thirteen Books of Euclid’s Elements, Translated from the Text of Heiberg. with Introduction and Commentary, 2nd ed, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1926, repr. New York: Dover, 1956. Zbl1026.01024MR75873
  4. [4] FOWLER ( David H.) [1987/1999] The Mathematics of Plato’s Academy: A New Interpretation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987; 2nd augmented edition, Ibid., 1999. MR1699273

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