Ancient Greek Mathematics
readings here are divided into three parts corresponding to the three periods
we have identified, the early, the classical and the helenistic periods. There
are many pages to read and the problems will be balanced among them.
The Origins of Mathematics; the schools
Thales, his Philosophy and Mathmatics
Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans
Anaxagorus and the Heroic Age
Greek Enumeration and Arithmetic
Apollonius and other geometers
Ancient Algebra (35KB)
do we know about Greek mathematics?
do we know about Greek mathematicians?
timeline of Greek mathematicians
of Euclid's Elements.
Background readings from the Internet
Some files are long and make take a few minutes to download. To read and print
them you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Each reading, in Acrobat (pdf) format, is a short paper on the aspect in question.
Upon completing a reading, try to answer the questions that pertain to it.