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Eight centuries of mathematical traditions

John Fauvel

in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In this introductory chapter we survey various traditions in the 800-year-old story of mathematics at Oxford University. These traditions include the medieval heritage, studies of logic, mathematical ... More


Islamic Celestial Cartography

Elly Dekker

in Illustrating the Phaenomena: Celestial cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609697
eISBN:
9780191745645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609697.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The oldest artefact in Islamic celestial cartography is the ceiling painting in Quṣayr cAmra. All other mappings are found on celestial globes. In the ninth century Arabic astronomers wrote the first ... More


Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, and Robin Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681976
eISBN:
9780191761737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

For eight centuries mathematics has been researched and studied at Oxford, and the subject and its teaching have undergone profound changes during that time. This is the story of the intellectual and ... More


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