By Alexander Jones,Christine Proust,John M. Steele
This e-book explores features of Otto Neugebauer's profession, his effect at the background and perform of arithmetic, and the ways that his legacy has been preserved or remodeled in fresh a long time, looking forward to the instructions during which the examine of the heritage of technology will head within the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, greater than the other student of contemporary occasions, formed the way in which we understand premodern technological know-how. via his scholarship and impact on scholars and collaborators, he inculcated either an method of ancient learn on historic and medieval arithmetic and astronomy via unique mathematical and philological examine of texts, and a imaginative and prescient of those sciences as structures of data and process that unfold outward from the traditional close to japanese civilizations, crossing cultural barriers and circulating over a huge geographical expanse of the outdated global from the Atlantic to India.
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A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (Archimedes) by Alexander Jones,Christine Proust,John M. Steele