This 5, 800-page encyclopedia surveys 100 generations of great thinkers, offering more than 2, 000 detailed biographies of scientists, engineers, explorers and inventors who left their mark on the history of science and technology. This six-volume masterwork also includes 380 articles summarizing the time-line of ideas in the leading fields of science, technology, mathematics and philosophy.1490 Leonardo da Vinci was first to study the converse problem of perspective: given a picture drawn in correct linear perspective - compute where ... 1639 Desargues laid the foundations to projective geometry in his treatise a#39;Brouillon project da#39;une atteinte aux evenemens de recontres du cone avec un plana#39; in which he was motivated by the problem of finding the perspective image of a conic section.

Title | : | Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences |

Author | : | Ari Ben-Menahem |

Publisher | : | Springer Science & Business Media - 2009-03-06 |

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