Summary and Concluding Remarks

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Abstract

The present chapter summarizes the discussion presented in the previous chapters concerning the contributions of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British mathematicians to the longue durée development of the Euclidean tradition, with a focal point on the relationship between geometry and arithmetic, and the eventual incorporation of proto-algebraic and algebraic methods. Particular attention is devoted to Book II and, more specifically, to the prism offered by propositions II.5-II.6 and related results. A connection is made to previously existing scholarship, in particular to the work of Jacqueline Stedall.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages65-74
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
ISSN (Print)2211-4564
ISSN (Electronic)2211-4572

Keywords

  • British mathematics
  • Early algebraic symbolism
  • Euclidean tradition
  • Euclid’s Book II
  • Euclid’s Elements
  • Jacqueline Stedall

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