By Alexander Jones,Christine Proust,John M. Steele
This booklet explores aspects of Otto Neugebauer's occupation, his influence at the historical past and perform of arithmetic, and the ways that his legacy has been preserved or reworked in fresh many years, looking forward to the instructions within which the research of the background of technological know-how will head within the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, greater than the other student of modern instances, formed the best way we understand premodern technology. via his scholarship and impression on scholars and collaborators, he inculcated either an method of ancient study on old and medieval arithmetic and astronomy via exact mathematical and philological examine of texts, and a imaginative and prescient of those sciences as platforms of information and approach that unfold outward from the traditional close to japanese civilizations, crossing cultural barriers and circulating over a massive geographical expanse of the previous international from the Atlantic to India.
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A Mathematician's Journeys: Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science (Archimedes) by Alexander Jones,Christine Proust,John M. Steele