Introduction to Arithmetic by. Nicomachus of Gerasa. Joseph Muscat last revised 15 Jul Book 1. 1. The ancients defined philosophy as the love of wisdom. Reviews. Nicomachus of Gerasa. – Introduction to Arithmetic. Translated into English by MARTIN LUTHER D’OOGE. With studies in Greek. Arithmetic by FRANK. Introduction to Arithmetic has 28 ratings and 11 reviews. Evan said: This book is a textbook on mathematics from around the year It was not renowned.
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Although he was preceded by the Babylonians and the Chinese Nicomachus provided one of the earliest Greco-Roman multiplication tableswhereas the oldest extant Greek multiplication table is found on a wax tablet dated to the 1st century AD now found in the British Museum.
Mandy marked it as to-read Jun 09, Cameron Zobott marked it as to-read Mar 04, If you are interested even remotely in the mystical, Pythagorean properties of numbers, or even a little bit in just arithmetic in general, then this book is definitely for you.
Sunflowerj rated it liked it Jun 04, Reading for the first time, I grasped the overview of the ideas, and I very liked the philosophy. Amanda marked it as to-read Jan 10, Very well done, nice work of genius right here.
But I have no idea who I would recommend this to, other than specialists interested in the history of mathematics and even then, this probably takes a distant backseat to Euclid. Rabbi Katz rated it really liked it Dec 30, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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This book is a textbook on mathematics from around the year I honestly suggest you do, too, considering this book references Plato constantly. Glad I read it! About Nicomachus of Gerasa. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Arithmetic.
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It was not renowned for its originality – rather, the book was famous in antiquity and in the middle ages for being a useful primer covering the mathematical knowledge of its time. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As opposed to its name ‘Introduction to Arithmetic’, you don’t really read this if you’re Fascinating.
Published February 1st by Johnson Reprint Corp. The correspondences are amazing.
May 19, Michael rated it liked it. The work contains both philosophical prose and basic mathematical ideas.
Nicomachus Intro to Arithmetic
Aug 10, Mikelis Igovens rated it it was amazing. So amazing to see the pattern and simplicity in numbers, to recognize that we discovered what was already there; meaning the organization of numbers and quantities, equality and its opposite in all its species, existed prior to our understanding it.
Houston marked it as to-read Feb 23, Much of the focus is on the various categories — odd, even, perfect, superlative, deficient, prime, etc. Khethil rated it did not like it Apr 18, Overall, beautifully done work of art. A strange little book that opens a window onto an even stranger way of viewing the universe. How numbers are the building blocks of everything. This page was last introductionn on 28 Augustat Dallas rated it it was ok Mar 20, Annalyn added it Mar 18, David Anguiano marked it as to-read Jan 29, Numbers are the highest forms and the properties seen primarily in them are also the essential properties of things in the world, conferred upon them by number.
Introduction to Arithmetic
Nicomachus was a Neo-Pythagorean who embraced a mystical, symbolism-heavy view of numbers and mathematics. Stevie marked it as to-read Sep 25, I don’t think I agree with Nicomachus about the Nature of God but wow, he discovered some amazing patterns and relationships with numbers. This attitude towards mathematics persisted for centuries, at least among certain factions, but frankly it is hard for me to really grasp the rationale behind it.