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Lecture III 

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Manuscript Metadata

Resource ID

1677

Access

Open

Contributed by

Frederik Wellmann

type of material

A. MS.

Category

HISTORY OF SCIENCE (MS 1268-1317)

description

Presumably Lecture III of the Lowell Institute Lectures of 1892-93. Lecture II discussed the Great Pyramid. Herschel's theory accounting for the angles of slope of the entrances to the pyramid is a glorious example of bad reasoning. Lecture II seems to have closed with mention of Aahmes. Lecture III continues with some examples from Aahmes, stressing the awkwardness and stupidity of the way sums were done. Aahmes' knowledge of summation of a geometrical series. Brief comment on Egyptian chemistry and medicine.

general index

Aahmes, Egyptian Chemistry, Herschel J. F. W., history of see also Astronomy history of; Mathematics history of, geometrical Series

pagination

pp. 101-128, incomplete

Date

1892~

manuscript number

1276

publication

n.p.

topic

HISTORY OF SCIENCE

manuscript contains non-textual content

no

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