Monday, July 23, 2007
Apollonius of Perga (c 240-160 BCE)
Apollonius of Perga was known as 'The Great Geometer'. His work on Conic sections introduced terms which are familiar to us today such as parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. The first four of his eight books on the Conics survive in Greek. The first seven books also survive in Arabic.
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