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Heath, Thomas Little Sir 1861-1940

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Works: 175 works in 1,290 publications in 5 languages and 15,978 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Bibliography  Scientific atlases 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, tra, Contributor
Classifications: QA31, 513
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Most widely held works about Thomas Little Heath
 
Most widely held works by Thomas Little Heath
The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements by Euclid( Book )

59 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the definitive edition of one of the very greatest classics of all time - the full Euclid, not an abridgement. Utilizing the text established by Heilberg, Sir Thomas Heath encompasses almost 2500 years of mathematical and historical study upon Euclid. This unabridged republication of the original enlarged edition contains the complete English text of all 13 books of the Elements, plus a critical apparatus which analyzes each definition, postulate, and proposition in great detail. It covers textual and linguistic matters; mathematical analyses of Euclid's ideas; classical, medieval, Renaissance, modern commentators; refutations, supports, extrapolations, reinterpretations, and historical notes, all given with extensive quotes. -- from back cover
The works of Archimedes by Archimedes( Book )

102 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archimedes lived in the third century BC, and died in the siege of Syracuse. Together with Euclid and Apollonius, he was one of the three great mathematicians of the ancient world, credited with astonishing breadth of thought and brilliance of insight. His practical inventions included the water-screw for irrigation, catapults and grappling devices for military defence on land and sea, compound pulley systems for moving large masses, and a model for explaining solar eclipses. According to Plutarch however, Archimedes viewed his mechanical inventions merely as 'diversions of geometry at play'. His principal focus lay in mathematics, where his achievements in geometry, arithmetic and mechanics included work on spheres, cylinders and floating objects. This classic 1897 text celebrates Archimedes' achievements. Part 1 places Archimedes in his historical context and presents his mathematical methods and discoveries, while Part 2 contains translations of his complete known writings
Aristarchus of Samos, the ancient Copernicus : a history of Greek astronomy to Aristarchus, together with Aristarchus's Treatise on the sizes and distances of the sun and moon : a new Greek text with translation and notes by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

110 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos was active in the third century BCE, more than a thousand years before Copernicus presented his model of a heliocentric solar system. It was Aristarchus, however, who first suggested - in a work that is now lost - that the planets revolve around the sun. Edited by Sir Thomas Little Heath (1861-1940), this 1913 publication contains the ancient astronomer's only surviving treatise, which does not propound the heliocentric hypothesis. The Greek text is based principally on the tenth-century manuscript Vaticanus Graecus 204. Heath also provides a facing-page English translation and explanatory notes. The treatise is prefaced by a substantial history of ancient Greek astronomy, ranging from Homer's first mention of constellations to work by Heraclides of Pontus in the fourth century BCE relating to the Earth's rotation. Heath's collection of translated ancient texts, Greek Astronomy (1932), is also reissued in this series
Diophantus of Alexandria: a study in the history of Greek algebra by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

80 editions published between 1885 and 2015 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise on conic sections by Apollonius( Book )

67 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Active in Alexandria in the third century BCE, Apollonius of Perga ranks as one of the greatest Greek geometers. Building on foundations laid by Euclid, he is famous for defining the parabola, hyperbola and ellipse in his major treatise on conic sections. The dense nature of its text, however, made it inaccessible to most readers. When it was originally published in 1896 by the civil servant and classical scholar Thomas Little Heath (1861-1940), the present work was the first English translation and, more importantly, the first serious effort to standardise the terminology and notation. Along with clear diagrams, Heath includes a thorough introduction to the work and the history of the subject. Seeing the treatise as more than an esoteric artefact, Heath presents it as a valuable tool for modern mathematicians. His works on Diophantos of Alexandria (1885) and Aristarchus of Samos (1913) are also reissued in this series
The thirteen books of Euclid's elements ; The works of Archimedes, including The Methods ; On conic sections by Euclid( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euclid's Elements : all thirteen books complete in one volume : the Thomas L. Heath translation by Euclid( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euclid in Greek by Euclid( Book )

18 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Method of Archimedes, recently discovered by Heiberg; a supplement to the Works of Archimedes, 1897 by Archimedes( Book )

15 editions published between 1912 and 1955 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archimedes by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

9 editions published between 1920 and 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes (c.287-212 B.C.) is remembered for such inventions as the Archimedian screw for raising water and the compound pulley. In mathematics he anticipated such scientific discoveries as integral calculus
A history of Greek mathematics by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Copernicus of antiquity (Aristarchus of Samos) by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

14 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diophantos of Alexandria : a study in the history of Greek algebra by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

16 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek mathematics by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements. transl. from the text of Heiberg by Euclid( Book )

3 editions published between 1908 and 1956 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our stellar universe : a road-book to the stars by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sir Thomas Little Heath by David Eugene Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the sizes and distances of the sun and moon by Aristarchus( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements
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The works of ArchimedesAristarchus of Samos, the ancient Copernicus : a history of Greek astronomy to Aristarchus, together with Aristarchus's Treatise on the sizes and distances of the sun and moon : a new Greek text with translation and notesDiophantus of Alexandria: a study in the history of Greek algebraTreatise on conic sectionsEuclid's Elements : all thirteen books complete in one volume : the Thomas L. Heath translationEuclid in GreekThe Method of Archimedes, recently discovered by Heiberg; a supplement to the Works of Archimedes, 1897The Copernicus of antiquity (Aristarchus of Samos)