Robert Recorde

The Life and Times of a Tudor Mathematician

Golygydd(ion): Fenny Smith Gareth Ffowc Roberts

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Bywgraffiad Hanes

  • Hydref 2013 · 256tudalen · 216x138mm

  • ·Clawr Meddal - 9780708326824
  • · eLyfr - epub - 9781783161089
  • · eLyfr - mobi - 9781783161096
  • · eLyfr - pdf - 9780708325278

Am y llyfr

Cyfrol sy'n dathlu bywyd a gwaith Robert Record (1510?-1558), mathemategydd a ddyfeisiodd y symbol hafal (=).

Dyfyniadau

"Drawing on a wide array of archival and documentary sources, the authors of this collection of highly readable essays shine a bright light on the life and work of the Tudor mathematics educator Robert Recorde, the man best known for having invented the equals sign. It is a fascinating read for those interested in the Tudor period, the history of science and the history of mathematics, and it will ensure that Recorde is remembered for much more than just the invention of a mathematical symbol." June Barrow-Green, The Open University "Although best known for inventing the equals sign, Robert Recorde made many other significant contributions to the development of mathematics and science. As this book amply demonstrates, his writings made arithmetic, geometry, algebra, astronomy and 'physick' widely available in English to those for whom the classical texts of the scholar were inaccessible. It can be warmly recommended as a most welcome addition to the historical literature. " Robin Wilson, Pembroke College, Oxford University and President, British Society for the History of Mathematics

Cynnwys

1 The lives and works of Robert Recorde Jack Williams 2 Robert Recorde and his remarkable Arithmetic John Denniss and Fenny Smith 3 Recorde and The Vrinal of Physick: context, uroscopy and the practice of medicine Margaret Pelling 4 The Pathway to Knowledg and the English Euclidean tradition Jacqueline Stedall 5 The Castle of Knowledge: astronomy and the sphere Stephen Johnston 6 The Whetstone of Witte: content and sources Ulrich Reich 7 The Welsh context of Robert Recorde Nia M. W. Powell 8 Commonwealth and Empire: Robert Recorde in Tudor England Howell A. Lloyd 9 Data, computation and the Tudor knowledge economy John V. Tucker

Cyflwyno'r Golygydd(ion)

Fenny Smith

Mae Fenny Smith yn ysgolhaig annibynnol mewn algebra yn yr Eidal yng nghyfnod y Dadeni, gyda gwybodaeth gysylltiedig am nodiant rhifol a thechnegau rhifyddol hynafol a chanoloesol.

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Gareth Ffowc Roberts

Mae Gareth Roberts yn Athro Emeritws mewn Addysg ym Mhrifysgol Bangor. Mae ganddo ddiddordeb arbennig mewn dulliau o gaffael cysyniadau mathemategol mewn cyd-destunau dwyieithog.

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