12 results match your criteria Archive For History Of Exact Sciences[Journal]

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Before the end of an error: Giovanni Bianchini's original flawed treatise on the conversion of stellar coordinates.

Arch Hist Exact Sci 2021 24;75(1):109-124. Epub 2020 Sep 24.

Trinity Western University, Langley, Canada.

In my 2018 article in this journal, I described 15th-century Italian astronomer Giovanni Bianchini's treatment of the problem of stellar coordinate conversion in his , the first correct European solution. In this treatise Bianchini refers to a book he had written previously, containing the same error that had plagued his predecessors' work on the problem. In this article, we announce the discovery of this earlier treatise. Read More

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September 2020

'Nobody could possibly misunderstand what a group is': a study in early twentieth-century group axiomatics.

Arch Hist Exact Sci 2017;71(5):409-481. Epub 2017 Jul 20.

Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG UK.

In the early years of the twentieth century, the so-called 'postulate analysis'-the study of systems of axioms for mathematical objects for their own sake-was regarded by some as a vital part of the efforts to understand those objects. I consider the place of postulate analysis within early twentieth-century mathematics by focusing on the example of a group: I outline the axiomatic studies to which groups were subjected at this time and consider the changing attitudes towards such investigations. Read More

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The development of Euclidean axiomatics: The systems of principles and the foundations of mathematics in editions of the in the Early Modern Age.

Authors:
Vincenzo De Risi

Arch Hist Exact Sci 2016 24;70(6):591-676. Epub 2016 Feb 24.

MPIWG, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany.

The paper lists several editions of Euclid's in the Early Modern Age, giving for each of them the axioms and postulates employed to ground elementary mathematics. Read More

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February 2016

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Authors:
R Rashed

Arch Hist Exact Sci 1970 ;6:271-98

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