The Works of Archimedes

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Author  Archimedes
Publisher  Martino Fine Books
Publication Date   July 28, 2014
ISBN  1614276773
Pages  516

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2014 Reprint of 1897 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Sir Thomas Little Heath was a British civil servant, mathematician, classical scholar, historian of ancient Greek mathematics, translator, and mountaineer. He was educated at Clifton College. Heath translated works of Euclid of Alexandria, Apollonius of Perga, Aristarchus of Samos, and Archimedes of Syracuse into English. He was distinguished for his work in Greek Mathematics and authored several books on the subject. It is primarily through Heath's translations that modern English-speaking readers are aware of what Archimedes did. His translation of the celebrated Archimedes Palimpsest, however, was based on a transcription that had lacunae, which modern scholars have been able to fill in to a certain extent, by exploiting modern scientific methods of imagery not available in Heath's time. This book contains an long introduction by Heath as well as English translations/paraphrases of all of the works of Archimedes with the exception of "The Method". Heath's main source for the original text of Archimedes was Heiberg's "Archimedis Opera Omnia."

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