Mathematical tables in Ptolemy's Almagest

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This paper is a discussion of Ptolemy's use of mathematical tables in the Almagest. By focusing on Ptolemy's mathematical practice and terminology, I argue that Ptolemy used tables as part of an organized group of units of text, which I call the table nexus. In the context of this deductive structure, tables function in the Almagest in much the same way as theorems in a canonical work, such as the Elements, both as means of presenting acquired knowledge and as tools for producing further knowledge.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)13-37
ページ数25
ジャーナルHistoria Mathematica
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 数学 (全般)
  • 履歴

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