Did Euclid's circles have two kinds of radius?
UNSPECIFIED. (1999) Did Euclid's circles have two kinds of radius? HISTORIA MATHEMATICA, 26 (4). pp. 361-364. ISSN 0315-0860Full text not available from this repository.
It is often asserted that Euclid had no single word for "radius," but rather used the description "the line drawn from the center." We examine the linguistic practice of Euclid, Archimedes, and Apollonius and find that it is more subtle than that. (C) 1999 Academic Press MSC 1991 subject classification: 01A20.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
Q Science > QA Mathematics
|Journal or Publication Title:||HISTORIA MATHEMATICA|
|Publisher:||ACADEMIC PRESS INC|
|Official Date:||November 1999|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 361-364|
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