Mathematics (esp. Greek)

Mathematics: esp. Greek

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Incommensurability

Incommensurability   Incommensurability means “without a common measure” or “not having a common measure.” It may seem a strange thought that there could be, for example, two straight lines, or two geometrical figures (as another example) which could not be measured by a common unit. But it is so, as we shall see.   When Continue Reading …

Multitude, Magnitude, and Metaphor

An exposition of Euclid’s theory of proportion. 1958