Nicomachus of Gerasa; Introduction to Arithmetic. Translated into English by Martin Luther D'ooge. With studies in Greek Arithmetic by Frank Egleston Robbins and Louis Charles Karpinski.


Series: University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Ser., vol. XVI. Second printing. 4to. ix, 318 pp. Index. Original dark green cloth; slight split of back joint (mended). Ownership ink signatures of William D. Stahlman and David C. Lindberg. Very good. "Introduction to Arithmetic . . ., the lesser work on arithmetic. As a Neo-Pythagorean, Nicomachus was often more interested in the mystical properties of numbers rather than their mathematical properties. He distinguishes between the wholly conceptual immaterial number, which he regards as the 'divine number', and the numbers which measure material things, the 'scientific' number. He writes extensively on numbers, especially on the significance of prime numbers and perfect numbers and argues that arithmetic is ontologically prior to the other mathematical sciences (music, geometry, and astronomy), and is their cause. Boethius' De institutione arithmetica is in large part a Latin translation of this work" [Wikipedia]. First issued by these authors in 1926.

Title: Nicomachus of Gerasa; Introduction to Arithmetic. Translated into English by Martin Luther D'ooge. With studies in Greek Arithmetic by Frank Egleston Robbins and Louis Charles Karpinski.

Author Name: NICOMACHUS OF GERASA; Frank Egleston ROBBINS; Louis Charles KARPINSKI.

Categories: Mathematics,

Publisher: Ann Arbor:, University of Michigan Press, 1938.: 1938

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: DL1146

Keywords: Mathematics