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Les nouvelles théories des rapports mathématiques du XIVe au XVIe siècle. (2014)


Between the 13th and 16th centuries, new theories of mathematical ratios and proportions developed in Europe, which, while rooted in traditions dating back to Euclid and Nicomachus, went beyond them by proposing new objects such as the naming of ratios, whether rational or irrational, or the ratios of ratios. A special place is given in this book to Nicole Oresme's treatise On the ratios of ratios, which, in the wake of Thomas Bradwardine's work, proposes an innovative theory of great mathematical interest. We will see how this theory was accepted or rejected, in particular by Blaise de Parme, Alvares Thomas or Pedro Nuñez. The first translated and commented critical edition of Nicole Oresme's Algorismus proportionum is appended to this work.

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Authors & Contributors
Rommevaux, Sabine
Chambris, Christine
Visnovska, Jana
Zoccola, Martina
Michael J. Ostwald
Zhu, Yiwen
Historia Mathematica
Tarikh-e Elm (The Iranian Journal for the History of Science)
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Science in Context
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Revue d'Histoire des Mathématiques
Mzinhigan Publishing
Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin
Franz Steiner Verlag
New York, City University of
Ratio and proportion
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Fibonacci numbers
Campano, Giovanni
Zeising, Adolf
Pelacani da Parma, Biagio
Oresme, Nicole
Liu, Hui
Time Periods
19th century
Six dynasties (China, 220-589)

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