In the Preface, I established two aims for writing this book. First and foremost, I wanted to contribute to the existing English-language scholarship on Jost Bürgi’s mathematical work by producing an edition, transcription, and English translation of his Aritmetische und Geometrische Progreß Tabulen (1620). My second goal was to offer readers an opportunity to explore Bürgi’s contribution to the early development of logarithms. I felt that the best way to accomplish this was to provide a book-length treatment of the Gz copy of his manuscript and to include biographical and contextual information in order to situate Bürgi’s mathematical contributions for readers interested in a figure often associated with the invention of logarithms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathleen Clark
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  1. 1.School of Teacher EducationThe Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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