Geometriae sentence example
- He published the Ars Geometriae, in two books, as given in these manuscripts; but critics are generally inclined to doubt the genuineness even of these.
- Leonardo certainly was in relation with some persons belonging to that circle when he published in 1220 another more extensive work, De practica geometriae, which he dedicated to the imperial astronomer Dominicus Hispanus.
- The other works consist of the Practica geometriae and some most striking papers of the greatest scientific importance, amongst which the Liber quadratorum may be specially signalized.
- In his Practica geometriae plain traces of the use of the Roman agrimensores are met with; in his Liber abaci old Egyptian problems reveal their origin by the reappearance of the very numbers in which the problem is given, though one cannot guess through what channel they came to Leonardo's knowledge.
- The second work of Leonardo, his Practica geometriae (1220) requires readers already acquainted with Euclid's planimetry, who are able to follow rigorous demonstrations and feel the necessity for them.Advertisement
- Wallis's Elenchus geometriae Hobbianae, published in 1655 about three months after the De corpore, contained also an elaborate criticism of Hobbes's whole attempt to relay the foundations of mathematical science in its place within the general body of reasoned knowledge - a criticism which, if it failed to allow for the merit of the conception, exposed only too effectually the utter inadequacy of the result.
- Among his other works are: Euclidis elementorum libri, &c. (Paris, 1626); Universae geometriae synopsis (1644); Les Mechaniques de Galilee (Paris, 1634); Questions inouies ou recreations des savants (1634); Questions theologiques, physiques, &c. (1634); Nouvelles decouvertes de Galilee (1639); Cogitata physico-mathematica (1644).
- The title of his "habilitationsschrift," Generalem analyseos applicationem ad ea quae geometriae altioris et mechanicae basis et fundaments sunt e serie Tayloria deducit Julius Plucker (Bonn, 1824), indicated the course of his future researches.