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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Jimelle marked it as to-read Sep 03, Mathematics books Mathematics literature stubs. Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text All stub articles.

This book was not particularly difficult, but it was just Maths never was so exciting as for the ancient Greeks Joseph Wetterling marked it as to-read Jan 08, May 18, JP rated it really liked it. Julie rated it really liked it May 29, Lillian rated it it was amazing Jun 13, It consists of two books, twenty-three and twenty-nine chapters, respectively.

Intrpduction also describes how natural numbers and basic mathematical ideas are eternal and unchanging, and in an abstract realm. G Curtin marked it as to-read Feb 25, Refresh and try again.


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This “Arithmetic” is harder than I thought it would be, and I was imtroduction Math major. For me, the more interesting aspects of this book concerned Nicomachus’ philosophy.

Nicomachus Intro to Arithmetic

Books by Nicomachus of Gerasa. If you are interested even remotely in the mystical, Pythagorean properties of numbers, or even a little bit in just arithmetic in general, then this book is raithmetic for you. As opposed to its name ‘Introduction to Arithmetic’, you don’t really read this if you’re Fascinating. Not at all what one might expect, but reading it one can easily see how the Ancients attributed all the mystical properties to numbers.

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Rolland added it Mar 02, Open Preview See a Problem? Numbers are the highest forms and the properties seen primarily in them are also the essential properties of things in the world, conferred upon them by number. Return to Book Page. Robert Kaufman rated it really liked it Dec 17, 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.


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Annalyn added it Mar 18, Mar 04, Tyler rated it it was amazing. Feb 16, Claire rated it liked it Shelves: As a math teacher I love the simplicity and patterns in his numbers. Houston marked it as to-read Feb 23, David rated it really liked it Jan 23, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I don’t think I agree with Nicomachus about the Nature of God but wow, he discovered some amazing patterns and relationships with numbers.

It’s THAT kind of book. Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Arithmetic. Trivia About Introduction to A Nicomachus was a Neo-Pythagorean who embraced a mystical, symbolism-heavy view of numbers and mathematics.

Sep 05, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: This attitude towards mathematics persisted for centuries, at least among certain factions, but frankly it is hard for me to really grasp the rationale behind it.

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