By Florian Cajori

ISBN-10: 0548134081

ISBN-13: 9780548134085

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An old woman attending him exclaimed, "How canst thou know what thou seest not what is doing in the heavens, " at thy feet ? is when Astronomers of the Ionic school are Anaximander and Anaximenes. Anaocagoras, a pupil of the latter, attempted to square the circle while he was confined in prison. Approxi* Scienze Esatte nelV Antica Gretia, di GINO LOKIA, in Modena, 1893, Libro L, p. 25. 1 ALLMAN, p. 16. 49 GREECE mations to the ratio K occur early among the Egyptians, Baby the first recorded as lonians, and Hebrews but Anaxagoras is ; that knotty ratio attempting the determination of the exact his time has been unsuccessfully attacked since which problem no by thousands.

GREECE whose radius extends from the earth of grains in a sphere the fixed A counterpart stars. 29 to of this interesting speculation, " called the " sand-counter (arenarius), is found in a calcula tion attributed to Buddha, the Hindu reformer, of the number of primary atoms in a line one mile in length, when the atoms are placed one against another. The science of numbers, as distinguished from the art of commanded the calculation, lively attention of the Pythago Pythagoras himself had imbibed Egyptian mathemat Aside from the capital discovery of ics and mysticism.

2 WERTHEIM, op. , p. 337. Whether it originated at the time of Archimedes or later is discussed by T. L. HEATH, Diophantos of Alexandria, Cambridge, 1885, pp. 1428 147. A HISTORY 34 Find the number of bulls OF MATHEMATICS and cows. high numbers, but to add to its This leads to excessively complexity, a second series of superadded, leading to an indeterminate equa tion of the second degree. conditions is Most of the problems in the Palatine Anthology, though Such puzzling to an arithmetician, are easy to an algebraist.

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