To Measure Is to Know
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As we have seen in the previous chapter, the word ratio is connected with the idea of rational thought or calculated study. The Greek word for the same notion is logos, which has similarly acquired overlays of meanings stemming from the idea of measurement. We find it as a suffix in many academic words derived from Greek: anthropology (“study of man”), biology (“study of life”), and so on. The word logic, of course, also comes from logos.
KeywordsTangent Line Conic Section Regular Polygon Preceding Problem Axiomatic Method
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