The Thirteen Books of the Elements: Volume 2

The Thirteen Books of the Elements: Volume 2

Paperback Dover Books on Mathematics

By (author) Euclid, Volume editor Sir Thomas Heath

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 25mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1956
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486600890
  • ISBN 13: 9780486600895
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 108,694

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Volume 2 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the "Elements" plus critical analysis of each definition, postulate, and proposition. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; classical, medieval, Renaissance and modern commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations and historical notes. Vol. 2 includes Books III-IX: Circles, relationships, rectilineal figures.

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Table of contents

BOOK III.   DEFINITIONS   PROPOSITIONS BOOK IV.   DEFINITIONS   PROPOSITIONS BOOK V.   INTRODUCTORY NOTE   DEFINITIONS   PROPOSITIONS BOOK VI.   INTRODUCTORY NOTE   DEFINITIONS   PROPOSITIONS BOOK VII.   DEFINITIONS   PROPOSITIONS BOOK VIII. BOOK IX. GREEK INDEX TO VOL. II. ENGLISH INDEX TO VOL. II.