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Author Meskens, Ad.
Title Practical mathematics in a commercial metropolis [electronic resource] : mathematical life in late 16th century Antwerp / Ad Meskens ; drawings by Paul Tytgat.
Publication Info. Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
Series Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v.31.
Contents Introduction -- The Coignet Family -- Peter Heyns and the Nymphs of the Laurel Tree -- The Arithmetic Teacher and His School -- The Antwerp Arithmetic Books -- Wine Gauging -- Instrument Makers -- The Art of Navigation -- Mapping the World -- Stargazing -- Ballistics and Fortifications -- Conclusion.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Mathematics -- Belgium -- Antwerp -- History -- 16th century.
Antwerp (Belgium) -- History -- 16th century.
History of Science.
History of Mathematical Sciences.
History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics.
Added Author Tytgat, Paul. ill.
Ebooks Corporation
ISBN 9789400757219 (electronic bk.)
9400757212 (electronic bk.)
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