Practical mathematics in a commercial metropolis

Practical mathematics in a commercial metropolis

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English
258 Pages

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Describes the development and the ultimate demise of the practice of mathematics in sixteenth century Antwerp. Against the background of the violent history of the Religious Wars the story of the practice of mathematics in Antwerp is told through the lives of two protagonists Michiel Coignet and Peeter Heyns. The book touches on all aspects of practical mathematics from teaching  and instrument making to the practice of building fortifications of the practice of navigation.?

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Published 12 March 2013
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EAN13 9789400757219
Language English

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