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E.M. Macierowski
Catholic University of America (Washington, DC 20064-0001)

An English Translation of Appollonius Pergaeus ON CUTTING-OFF A RATIO

To support the edition and translation from medieval Arabic of the lost Greek treatise PERI LOGOU APOTOMES (On Cutting Off a Ratio) by Appollonius Pergaeus (c. 2l0 B.C.), a mathematician in the Euclidean tradition whose analytic methodwas surpassed only by Descartes in the 17th century.

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


Research Programs

Total amounts:
$33,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1986 – 9/30/1988