Repercussions and Influences

  • Jens Høyrup
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)


Above (pp. 368ff), the traces of the lay surveyors’ tradition in later epochs were used as a means to establish the existence of this tradition and to identify and characterize its stock of proto-algebraic riddles. In this final chapter we shall take up the theme again in order to outline the impact of the tradition in later epochs. Since the topic is vast, I shall restrict myself to a brief sketch.


Geometric Proof Circle Problem Arabic Text Simple Number Latin Translation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Høyrup
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  1. 1.Section for Philosophy ans Sciences StudiesUniversity of RoskildeRoskildeDenmark

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