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Published by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Macmillan in London, New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p.57.

Statementby Sir Thomas Heath.
SeriesPioneers of progress. Men of science.
LC ClassificationsQA29.A7 H4
The Physical Object
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6632798M
LC Control Number21003990

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The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest ScientistCited by: The Works of Archimedes is the record of work by one of the world's greatest minds -- the ancient Greek, Archimedes -- a mathematical genius centuries ahead of his time. Hidden for a millennium in a middle eastern library, it has been written over, broken up, painted on, cut up and re-glued/5. Treatise by Archimedes, Book 1, Propositions 6 & 7, The Law of the Lever, 33 Copy quote Archimedes to Eratosthenes greeting. certain things first became clear to me by a mechanical method, although they had to be demonstrated by geometry afterwards because their investigation by the said method did not furnish an actual demonstration. hand, the Archimedes palimpsest was covered over by a religious text. Moreover, the original sheets were folded in half, the resulting book of pages having a sown binding. What Heiberg found were four books already known but which had been copied in the 10th century by a monk living in a Constantinople monastery.