On the relations between geometry and algebra in Gestrinius' edition of Euclid's Elements
Paper i proceeding, 2016

In 1637 the Swedish mathematician Martinus Erici Gestrinius contributed with a commented edition of Euclid’s Elements. In this article we analyse the relationship between geometry and algebra in Gestrinius’ Elements, as presented in Book II. Of particular interest are Propositions 4, 5, and 6, dealing with straight lines cut into equal and unequal parts, and the three kinds of quadratic equations Gestrinius associates with them. We argue that Gestrinius followed Clavius translation of the Elements, but was influenced by Ramus to include algebra.

mathematics education

history of mathematics

algebra

Gestrinius

geometry

Euclid's Elements

Författare

Johanna Pejlare

Göteborgs universitet

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper

Staffan Rodhe

Radford, L., Furinghetti, F., & Hausberger, T. (Eds.) (2016). Proceedings of the 2016 ICME Satellite Meeting of the International Study Group on the Relations Between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics. Montpellier, France: IREM de Montpellier.

513-523

Ämneskategorier

Didaktik

Matematik

Geometri

Annan matematik

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

Lärande och undervisning

Pedagogiskt arbete

ISBN

2-909916-51-0

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Skapat

2017-10-08