Science Awakening II - H. Van Der Waerden - Bøger - Springer - 9789048182473 - December 25, 2010

Science Awakening II 1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 1973 edition

H. Van Der Waerden

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Science Awakening II 1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 1973 edition

Whoever wants to understand the genesis of modern Science has to follow three lines of development, all starting in antiquity, which were brought together in the work of ISAAC NEWTON, namely 1. Ancient Mathematics => DESCARTES 2. Ancient Astronomy => COPERNICUS : ~~~~ I=> NEWTON 3. Ancient Mechanics => GALILEO => HUYGENS In Science Awakening I (Dutch edition 1950, first Eng1ish edition 1954, second 1961, first German edition 1956, second 1965) I have followed the first 1ine, giving an outline of the development of Mathematics in Egypt, Babylonia, and Greece. Volume II, dealing with Egyptian and Baby1onian Astronomy first appeared in German under the title 'Die Anfänge der Astronomie' (Noordhoff, Groningen 1965 and Birkhäu­ ser, Basel 1968). The volume was written in collaboration with PETER HUBER (Swiss Federal School of Technology, Zürich). HUBER has written considerable parts of Chap­ ters 3 and 4, in particular all transcriptions of cuneiform texts in these chapters. I also had much help from ERNST WEIDNER (Graz), MARTIN VERMASEREN (Amsterdam), JOSEF JANSEN (Leiden) and MANU LEUMANN (Zürich).

347 pages, biography

Media Books     Paperback Book   (Book with soft cover and glued back)
Released Holland, December 25, 2010
ISBN13 9789048182473
Publishers Springer
Pages 347
Dimensions 178 × 254 × 19 mm   ·   630 g
Language English