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ET7246 - Geometry and Trigonometry
Dr. David R. Wilkins
Resources for the study of the History of Geometry and Trigonometry
Geometry and Trigonometry in Ancient Mesopotamia
Plimpton 322 is Babylonian exact sexagesimal trigonometry (Mansfield and Wildberger, 2017)
Words and Pictures: New Light on Plimpton 322 (Eleanor Robson, 2002)
The History of Geometry in Greece before Euclid
Proclus,
Commentary on Euclid
Chapter IV, translated by Thomas Taylor
[LOCAL RESOURCE]
Proclus,
Commentary on Euclid
Chapter V, translated by Thomas Taylor
[LOCAL RESOURCE]
Extract from Plato's
Meno
dialogue, translated by Benjamin Jowett
[LOCAL RESOURCE]
Extract from Plato's
Theaetetus
dialogue, translated by Benjamin Jowett
[LOCAL RESOURCE]
The History of Geometry in India
B. Datta and A.N. Singh,
History of Hindu Mathematics
, Parts I and II (1935 and 1938)
Note that Part I concerns number systems etc., and Part II concerns algebra and number theory
B. Datta, A.N. Singh, K.S. Shukla,
Hindu Geometry
, in
Indian Journal for the History of Science
, Vol 15, No. 2 (1979)
Dr. David R. Wilkins
,
School of Mathematics
,
Trinity College Dublin
.