A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern by Alexander Jones,Christine Proust,John M. Steele

By Alexander Jones,Christine Proust,John M. Steele

This e-book explores aspects of Otto Neugebauer's profession, his effect at the heritage and perform of arithmetic, and the ways that his legacy has been preserved or remodeled in contemporary a long time, watching for the instructions within which the examine of the heritage of technological know-how will head within the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, greater than the other pupil of modern instances, formed the way in which we understand premodern technological know-how. via his scholarship and impression on scholars and collaborators, he inculcated either an method of historic study on historic and medieval arithmetic and astronomy via unique mathematical and philological research of texts, and a imaginative and prescient of those sciences as platforms of information and procedure that unfold outward from the traditional close to jap civilizations, crossing cultural barriers and circulating over an important geographical expanse of the previous international from the Atlantic to India.

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