A History of Numerical Analysis from the 16th through the by H. H. Goldstine

By H. H. Goldstine

The beaver's the teeth and the tiger's claw. Sunflowers and seashells. Fractals, Fibonacci sequences, logarithmic spirals. those assorted different types of nature and arithmetic are united via a standard issue: all contain self-repeating shapes, or gnomons. virtually 2000 years in the past, Hero of Alexandria outlined the gnomon as that shape which, whilst extra to a few shape, leads to a brand new shape, just like the unique. In a spiral seashell, for instance, we see that every new portion of development (the gnomon) resembles its predecessor and continues the shell's total form. encouraged by way of Hero, Midhat Gazale - a fellow local of Alexandria - explains the houses of gnomons, strains their lengthy and vibrant background in human idea, and explores the mathematical and geometrical marvels they make attainable. The textual content should still attract a person attracted to the wonders of geometry and arithmetic, in addition to to lovers of mathematical puzzles and recreations

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