Practical mathematics in a commercial metropolis: Mathematical life in late 16th century Antwerp by Ad MeskensPractical mathematics in a commercial metropolis: Mathematical life in late 16th century Antwerp by Ad Meskens

Practical mathematics in a commercial metropolis: Mathematical life in late 16th century Antwerp

byAd Meskens

Paperback | April 12, 2015

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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.
Title:Practical mathematics in a commercial metropolis: Mathematical life in late 16th century AntwerpFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:April 12, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400799039

ISBN - 13:9789400799035

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Table of Contents

1 Preface.- 2 Introduction.- 3 The Family Coignet.- 4 Peeter Heyns and the Nymphs of the Laurel Tree.- 5 The Arithmetic Teacher and his School.- 6 The Antwerp arithmetic books.- 7 Winegauging.- 8 Instrumentmakers.- 9 The Art of Navigation.- 10 Mapping the World.- 11 Looking towards the Stars.- 12 Ballistics and fortifications.- 13 Conclusion.- Appendices.- Index.