The current quantity offers a desirable evaluate of geometrical rules and perceptions from the earliest cultures to the mathematical and inventive techniques of the twentieth century. it's the English translation of the third version of the well-received German e-book “5000 Jahre Geometrie,” within which geometry is gifted as a series of advancements in cultural heritage and their interplay with structure, the visible arts, philosophy, technology and engineering.
Geometry originated within the historic cultures alongside the Indus and Nile Rivers and in Mesopotamia, experiencing its first “Golden Age” in old Greece. encouraged through the Greek arithmetic, a brand new germ of geometry blossomed within the Islamic civilizations. in the course of the Oriental impact on Spain, this data later unfold to Western Europe. right here, as a part of the medieval Quadrivium, the certainty of geometry used to be deepened, resulting in a revival in the course of the Renaissance. including parallel achievements in India, China, Japan and the traditional American cultures, the ecu techniques shaped the information and branches of geometry we all know within the glossy 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 computing device sciences within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Each bankruptcy of the e-book starts off with a desk of key old and cultural dates and ends with a precis of crucial contents of geometr
y within the respective period. Compelling examples invite the reader to additional discover the issues of geometry in historical and smooth times.
The e-book will entice mathematicians drawn to Geometry and to all readers with an curiosity in cultural history.
From letters to the authors for the German language edition
I desire it will get a translation, as there isn't any similar work.
Prof. J. Grattan-Guinness (Middlesex collage London)
"Five Thousand Years of Geometry" - i believe it's the such a lot good-looking publication i've got ever noticeable from Springer and the inclusion of such a lot of colour plates quite improves its visual appeal dramatically!
Prof. J.W. Dauben (City collage of recent York)
An first-class ebook in each admire. The authors have effectively mixed the historical past of geometry with the overall improvement of tradition and historical past. …
The image layout is additionally excellent.
Prof. Z. Nádenik (Czech Technical collage in Prague)