The Works of Archimedes: Volume 1, The Two Books On the Sphere and the Cylinder: Translation and Commentary

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The works translated here--the two books On the Sphere and Cylinder--were a source of great pride for Archimedes, the greatest scientist of antiquity. Accompanying this translation is the first scientific edition of the diagrams, which incorporates new information from the recently discovered Archimedes Palimpsest. The volume also includes the first English translation of Eutocius's commentary. Reviel Netz's commentary analyzes Archimedes's work from contemporary research perspectives such as scientific style and the cognitive history of mathematical texts.

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This is the first faithful translation into English of the works of Archimedes, the greatest scientist of antiquity. The works translated here--the two books On Sphere and Cylinder--were the great pride of Archimedes himself. Accompanying the translation is the first scientific edition of the diagrams, which incorporates new information from the recently discovered Archimedes Palimpsest. The volume also includes the first English translation of Eutocius's ancient Commentary. Professor Netz's commentary studies Archimedes's work from such contemporary research perspectives as scientific style and the cognitive history of mathematical texts.

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Reviel Netz is Assistant Professor of Classics at Stanford University. He is the author of The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics (1999; 0521 62279 4), which was a joint winner of the Runciman Award for 2000.

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