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Introduction to Arithmetic by. Nicomachus of Gerasa. Joseph Muscat last revised 15 Jul Book 1. 1. The ancients defined philosophy as the love of wisdom. Reviews. Nicomachus of Gerasa. – Introduction to Arithmetic. Translated into English by MARTIN LUTHER D’OOGE. With studies in Greek. Arithmetic by FRANK. Introduction to Arithmetic has 28 ratings and 11 reviews. Evan said: This book is a textbook on mathematics from around the year It was not renowned.

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David Anguiano marked it as to-read Jan 29, Sep 24, Evan Leach added it Shelves: Mandy marked it as to-read Jun 09, Nicomachus subscribed to the Platonic idea of eternal forms, with the bicomachus that numbers are a superior kind of form out of which the other forms are made and under which they are classified. David nicomachux it really liked it Jan 23, Perhaps not since that time has anyone thought in such away about multiple-dimensions and dualism.

Joseph Wetterling marked it as to-read Jan 08, Lillian rated it it was amazing Jun 13, This attitude towards mathematics persisted for centuries, at least among certain factions, but frankly it is hard for me to really grasp the rationale behind it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I don’t know how to even begin to rate this one, so I’m just going to give it a pass.

This page was last edited on 28 Augustat May 18, JP rated it really liked it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Not at all what one might expect, but reading it one can easily see how the Ancients attributed all the mystical properties to numbers. Sunflowerj rated it liked it Jun 04, He flourished around a. nicomachuss


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Introduction to Arithmetic

I don’t think I agree with Nicomachus about the Nature of God but wow, he discovered some amazing patterns and relationships with numbers. About Nicomachus of Gerasa. To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Arithmeticplease sign up. Retrieved from ” https: Angie Moulton marked it as to-read Sep 22, View all 3 comments. Sophie marked it as to-read Jan 17, It was not renowned for its originality – rather, the book was famous in antiquity and in the middle ages for being a useful primer covering the mathematical knowledge of its time.

Introduction to Arithmetic by Nicomachus of Gerasa

Sort of the creation’s alphabet. You would read this after you’ve read Timaeus by Plato. This “Arithmetic” is harder than I thought it would be, and I was a Math major. I am no mathlete, and I’ll admit some of the esoteric concepts and convoluted proofs that Nicomachus throws out there made my eyes glaze over.

Glad I read it! It’s THAT kind of book. Amanda marked it as to-read Jan 10, Aug 10, Mikelis Igovens rated it it was amazing. Tamra added it Oct 06, I honestly suggest you do, too, considering this book references Plato constantly.


There is beauty in math! Alex Szatmary added it Sep 04, Tessa marked it as to-read Apr 13, Books by Nicomachus of Gerasa. Avalon rated it liked it Apr 08, Robert Nicomacyus rated it really liked it Dec 17, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Melanie marked it as to-read Jul 01, Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Arithmetic. Jul 08, Jill rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. But I have no idea who I would recommend this to, other than specialists interested in the history of mathematics and even then, this probably takes a distant backseat to Euclid. Nicomachus refers to Plato quite often, and writes that philosophy can only be possible if one knows enough about mathematics.

Josiah rated it liked it Jul 10, They believed that through mathematical proofs, they could uncover universal “truths” – the number seven was associated with the leader of the universe, odd numbers were considered male and even numbers female, etc. The whole book ends with four numbers perfectly exemplifying the Arithmetic, Geometric, and Harmonic ratios: Return to Book Page. Open Preview See a Problem? Jey rated it really liked it Jul 11,