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Heath, Thomas Little Sir 1861-1940

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Works: 164 works in 1,316 publications in 8 languages and 15,950 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Scientific atlases 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, tra
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 )

190 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,385 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
A history of Greek mathematics by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

115 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'If one would understand the Greek genius fully, it would be a good plan to begin with their geometry.' As early as the sixth century BCE, Thales of Miletus used geometrical principles to calculate distance and height. Within a few hundred years, Euclid had produced his seminal Elements, which was still used as a textbook when this two-volume work was first published in 1921. A distinguished civil servant as well as an expert on ancient Greek mathematics, Sir Thomas Little Heath (1861–1940) includes here sufficient detail for a modern mathematician to grasp ancient methodology, alongside explanatory sections aimed at classicists. This remains a rigorous and essential exposition of a vast topic. Volume 2 focuses on post-Euclidian mathematics, beginning with the work of Aristarchus of Samos and extending to that of Diophantus of Alexandria. Heath had previously published separate studies on these two thinkers (also reissued in this series)
The works of Archimedes by Archimedes( Book )

101 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,353 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 )

113 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
Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

45 editions published between 1923 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics in Aristotle by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

72 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

82 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek astronomy by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

48 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superb scholarly study documents extraordinary contributions of Pythagoras, Aristarchus, Hipparchus, Anaxagoras, many other thinkers in laying the foundations of scientific astronomy. Essential reading for scholars and students of astronomy and the history of science. Accessible to the science-minded layman. Introduction
Treatise on conic sections by Apollonius( Book )

63 editions published between 1896 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 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 424 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 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Greek mathematics by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

65 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'If one would understand the Greek genius fully, it would be a good plan to begin with their geometry.' As early as the sixth century BCE, Thales of Miletus used geometrical principles to calculate distance and height. Within a few hundred years, Euclid had produced his seminal Elements, which was still used as a textbook when this two-volume work was first published in 1921. A distinguished civil servant as well as an expert on ancient Greek mathematics, Sir Thomas Little Heath (1861–1940) includes here sufficient detail for a modern mathematician to grasp ancient methodology, alongside explanatory sections aimed at classicists. This remains a rigorous and essential exposition of a vast topic. Volume 1 includes an introduction that touches on the conditions which made possible the rapid development of philosophy and science in ancient Greece. The coverage begins with Thales and ends with Euclid
The Treasury by Thomas Little Heath( Book )

11 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1912 and 1955 in English and held by 147 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
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 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Greek mathematician Diophantos of Alexandria lived during the third century CE. Apart from his age (he reached eighty-four), very little else is known about his life. Even the exact form of his name is uncertain, and only a few incomplete manuscripts of his greatest work, Arithmetica, have survived. In this impressive scholarly investigation, first published in 1885, Thomas Little Heath (1861–1940) meticulously presents what can be gleaned from Greek, Latin and Arabic sources, and guides the reader through the algebraist's idiosyncratic style of mathematics, discussing his notation and originality. This was the first thorough survey of Diophantos' work to appear in English. Also reissued in this series are Heath's two-volume History of Greek Mathematics, his treatment of Greek astronomy through the work of Aristarchus of Samos, and his edition in modern notation of the Treatise on Conic Sections by Apollonius of Perga
Works by Archimedes( Book )

18 editions published between 1897 and 1953 in 3 languages and held by 67 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

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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A history of Greek mathematicsThe 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 notesMathematicsMathematics in AristotleDiophantus of Alexandria: a study in the history of Greek algebraGreek astronomyTreatise on conic sections