BOOK
apud C. Morellvm,
1615
[44], 549 (i.e. 551) p. : ill. ; 35 cm
Abstract
First edition of the
Opera edited by David Rivault, in Greek and Latin, and an extremely influential and well-illustrated edition. This was the edition from which the first more or less complete German translation was made by J.C. Sturm in 1670.
"Archimedes applied the mathematical theories of his day to mechanics. He invented the hydraulic screw and is credited with the explanation of the principle of the lever, as well as the principle of the buoyancy of liquids. He regarded the relationship between the surface and volume of a sphere and its circumscribing cylinder as his greatest discovery."
--Milestones of Science, p.2.
"Archimedes-together with Newton and Gauss-is generally regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians the world has ever known, and if his influence had not...[
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First edition of the
Opera edited by David Rivault, in Greek and Latin, and an extremely influential and well-illustrated edition. This was the edition from which the first more or less complete German translation was made by J.C. Sturm in 1670.
"Archimedes applied the mathematical theories of his day to mechanics. He invented the hydraulic screw and is credited with the explanation of the principle of the lever, as well as the principle of the buoyancy of liquids. He regarded the relationship between the surface and volume of a sphere and its circumscribing cylinder as his greatest discovery."
--Milestones of Science, p.2.
"Archimedes-together with Newton and Gauss-is generally regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians the world has ever known, and if his influence had not been overshadowed at first by Aristotle, Euclid and Plato, the progress to modern mathematics might have been much faster. As it was, his influence began to take full effect only after the publication of this first printed edition which enabled Descartes, Galileo and Newton in particular to build on what he had begun."
--Printing And The Mind Of Man 72.
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