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# The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Books 1 - 2 (The Elements #1)

Volume 1 of 3-volume set containing complete English text of all 13 books of the

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*Elements*plus critical apparatus analyzing each definition, postulate, and proposition in great detail. Covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations and historical notes. Vol. 1 includes IPaperback, 464 pages

Published
June 1st 1956
by Dover Publications

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*The Elements*is a very dense text about the vagaries of the history of Euclidian geometry. I was initially under the impression that this would be an in depth treatment of the math itself, but it's much more of an historic and almost philosophical account of how

*The Elements*were assembled.

Much of the deconstruction is very interesting as it compares myriad definitions of the very basics of geometry. For example, a source believed to be Euclid said a line is made up of a collection of infinitel ...more

It is important to note that mathematical rigor is not the same thing as truth. Though Eucl ...more

In many ways, this is the perfect book: affordable, extensive and useful scholarly apparatus, original language alongside decent translation, readable fonts, and help ...more

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Euclid (Ancient Greek: Εὐκλείδης Eukleidēs -- "Good Glory", ca. 365-275 BC) also known as Euclid of Alexandria, was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father of Geometry". He was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I (323–283 BC). His

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*Stoicheia (Elements)*is a 13-volume exploration all corners of mathematics, based on the works of, inter alia, Aristotle, Eudoxus of Cnidu ...more## Other Books in the Series

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