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Practical mathematics in a commercial metropolis [electronic resource] : mathematical life in late 16th century Antwerp /

Ad Meskens ; drawings by Paul Tytgat.

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Main Author: Meskens, Ad.
Other Names: Tytgat, Paul.
Published: Dordrecht ; Springer, c2013.
Series: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v.31.
Topics: Mathematics - Belgium - Antwerp - History - 16th century. | MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy | Springer ebooks. | | RU ebook.
Regions: Antwerp (Belgium) - History - 16th century.
Genres: Electronic books.
Online Access: http://ezproxy.roosevelt.edu:2048/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5721-9
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Physical Description: 1 online resource : ill.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9789400757219 (electronic bk.)
9400757212 (electronic bk.)

Summary: Describes the development and the ultimate demise of the practice of mathematics in sixteenth century Antwerp. Against the background of the violent history of the Religious Wars the story of the practice of mathematics in Antwerp is told through the lives of two protagonists Michiel Coignet and Peeter Heyns. The book touches on all aspects of practical mathematics from teaching and instrument making to the practice of building fortifications of the practice of navigation.?
Other Names: Tytgat, Paul. ill.

More Details for: Practical mathematics in a commercial me