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University of Missouri, Columbia (Columbia, MO 65211-3020)
A. Mark Smith (Project Director: October 1989 to present)

Ptolemy and the Foundations of Ancient Mathematical Optics

To support the preparation of a guide for Ptolemy's OPTICS in order to make this mathematical work of the Hellenistic period accessible to the general reader.

Project fields:
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Humanities, Science, and Technology

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$54,000 (approved)
$52,673 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1991 – 8/31/1994