Introduction to Arithmetic by. Nicomachus of Gerasa. Joseph Muscat last revised 15 Jul Book 1. 1. The ancients defined philosophy as the love of wisdom. Reviews. Nicomachus of Gerasa. – Introduction to Arithmetic. Translated into English by MARTIN LUTHER D’OOGE. With studies in Greek. Arithmetic by FRANK. Introduction to Arithmetic has 28 ratings and 11 reviews. Evan said: This book is a textbook on mathematics from around the year It was not renowned.

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Although he was preceded by the Babylonians introoduction the Chinese[1] Introductiin provided one of the earliest Greco-Roman multiplication tableswhereas the oldest extant Greek multiplication table is found on a wax tablet dated to the 1st century AD now found in the British Museum.

To modern minds, all of the time and energy spent on “proving” these mystical numerological proofs seems pointless. A difficult read, because of my own unwillingness to put in the requisite attention.

Nathan Culley rated it liked it Jun 02, The whole book ends with four numbers perfectly exemplifying the Arithmetic, Geometric, and Harmonic ratios: Roberto marked it as to-read Aug 25, Trivia About Introduction to A Quotes from Arithmftic to A Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This “Arithmetic” is harder than I thought it would be, and I was a Math major. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Return to Book Page.


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Khethil rated it did not like go Apr 18, Rolland added it Mar 02, Joseph Wetterling marked it as to-read Jan 08, Alex Szatmary added it Sep 04, It consists of two books, twenty-three and twenty-nine chapters, respectively.

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Mathematics proves natural law. G Curtin marked it as to-read Feb 25, Daniel Rekshan rated it liked it Jun 06, Michael marked it as to-read Jan 08, This book gave me a little bit of insight into how Nicomachus and the thinkers who followed in his footsteps thought about numbers, which was interesting at times.

Retrieved from ” https: This book was not particularly difficult, but it was just Nicomachus subscribed to the Platonic idea of eternal forms, with the wrinkle that numbers are a superior kind of form out of which the other forms are made and under which they are classified. Tamra added it Oct 06, David rated it really liked it Jan 23, It was not renowned for its originality – rather, the book was famous in antiquity and in the middle ages for being a useful primer covering the mathematical knowledge of its time.

Not at all what one might expect, but reading it one can easily see how the Ancients attributed all the mystical properties to numbers.


Njcomachus opposed to its name ‘Introduction to Arithmetic’, you don’t really read this if you’re Fascinating. The book Introduction to Arithmetic Greek: It’s THAT kind of book. This book is a textbook on mathematics from around the year A strange little book that opens a window onto an even stranger way of viewing the universe.

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Introduction to Arithmetic

Annalyn added it Mar 18, This philosophy led its practitioners to search for all kinds of meaning in numbers. Nicomachus was a Neo-Pythago This book is a textbook on mathematics from around the year They believed that through mathematical proofs, they could uncover universal “truths” – the number seven was associated with the leader of the universe, odd numbers were considered male and even numbers female, etc.

May 19, Michael rated it liked it. All of this tied back to philosophy as the early mathematicians made so many connections. Jennifer Choisser marked it as to-read Jun 15, Julie rated it really liked it May 29, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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