By Christoph J. Scriba,Peter Schreiber,Jana Schreiber

ISBN-10: 3034808976

ISBN-13: 9783034808972

The current quantity presents a desirable evaluate of geometrical principles and perceptions from the earliest cultures to the mathematical and creative suggestions of the twentieth century. it's the English translation of the third variation of the well-received German publication “5000 Jahre Geometrie,” within which geometry is gifted as a series of advancements in cultural background and their interplay with structure, the visible arts, philosophy, technological know-how and engineering.

Geometry originated within the historical cultures alongside the Indus and Nile Rivers and in Mesopotamia, experiencing its first “Golden Age” in historic Greece. encouraged by way of the Greek arithmetic, a brand new germ of geometry blossomed within the Islamic civilizations. in the course of the Oriental impression on Spain, this information later unfold to Western Europe. the following, as a part of the medieval Quadrivium, the certainty of geometry was once deepened, resulting in a revival through the Renaissance. including parallel achievements in India, China, Japan and the traditional American cultures, the eu methods shaped the tips and branches of geometry we all know within the sleek age: coordinate tools, analytical geometry, descriptive and projective geometry within the seventeenth an 18th centuries, axiom platforms, geometry as a concept with a number of constructions and geometry in laptop sciences within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Each bankruptcy of the booklet starts off with a desk of key old and cultural dates and ends with a precis of crucial contents of geometry within the respective period. Compelling examples invite the reader to additional discover the issues of geometry in historical and glossy times.

The booklet will entice mathematicians attracted to Geometry and to all readers with an curiosity in cultural history.

From letters to the authors for the German language edition

I wish it will get a translation, as there isn't any similar work.

Prof. J. Grattan-Guinness (Middlesex college London)

"Five Thousand Years of Geometry" - i feel it's the such a lot good-looking e-book i've got ever visible from Springer and the inclusion of such a lot of colour plates quite improves its visual appeal dramatically!

Prof. J.W. Dauben (City college of recent York)

An very good booklet in each recognize. The authors have effectively mixed the background of geometry with the final improvement of tradition and heritage. …

The photo layout is usually excellent.

Prof. Z. Nádenik (Czech Technical collage in Prague)

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