New PDF release: Angles et Grandeur: D'Euclide à Kamal al-Din al-Farisi

By Roshdi Rashed

From Antiquity till lately, philosophers and mathematicians have consistently mentioned the concept that of perspective and its relation to archimedean and non-archimedean theories of dimension. For the 1st time, this booklet lines the background of those discussions in Greek and Arabic, from Euclid to Kamāl al-Dīn al-Fārisī, after whom the dialogue used to be now not resumed until eventually Newton and Euler. the quantity offers first variants of over twenty texts, both in Arabic or Greek and translated into Arabic, of the best mathematicians and philosophers of the time. The texts are the following translated into French and supplemented with large statement. The ebook starts with the definitions and propositions of Euclid on angles and dimension, through the Greek statement culture represented via Proclus and Simplicius (only extant in Arabic) and the writings of the Arabic mathematicians and philosophers from the ninth via 14th century, putting the elemental contributions via Avicenna and Ibn al-Haytham into their old context and exhibiting how quite a few successors produced new syntheses in their work.

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