By J.T. Devreese,G. Vanden Berghe

"...This is an engaging, well-written, well-illustrated and especially well-translated booklet (I imagine that translators frequently don’t get the credits they deserve) a few interesting and significant one who made a surprising contribution to arithmetic, decimal arithmetic...It fairly is an effective book.”
MAA experiences Mar 2009

"This superficial renumeration indicates the highly flexible brain of Stevin. despite the fact that, much more very important is that the booklet illustrates, via targeted concerns and examples, that he reached nice intensity utilizing logical deduction in keeping with arithmetic (not universal in his time!)."

"The paintings reads simply and but it's not only a popularizing reader: if deals the chance to move deeply in Stevin's accomplishments during the reproductions and quotations. this is often definitely worth the attempt. furthermore the bibliography is great if one are looking to move even deeper."

"This publication will principally give a contribution to make Stevin higher identified and to offer him his correct position within the hierarchy of the very nice that preceded Newton."

This booklet supplies a entire photo of the actions and the artistic background of Simon Stevin, who made notable contributions to numerous fields of technology, particularly physics and arithmetic, in addition to many extra. one of the remarkable spectrum of his creative achievements, it really is worthy emphasizing that Simon Stevin is rightly thought of the daddy of the decimal fraction approach because it is this day. Stevin additionally advised the common use of decimal fractions in addition to standardization in coinage, measures and weights. This used to be a such a lot visionary thought. Stevin was once the 1st scientist considering the fact that Archimedes to make an important new contribution to the fields of statics and hydrostatics. He was once a real homo universalis.

The influence of Stevin's works has been multilateral and world wide, and it's obtrusive in literature, technology, politics and plenty of different fields. Given the best way technological know-how works this present day, it'd be most unlikely for a unmarried person to make significant contributions in as many components as Simon Stevin did. the aim of this ebook is to introduce Simon Stevin and his paintings to the widest attainable readership. In doing so, the authors have saved to tested ancient evidence and significantly underpinned clinical insights into Stevin and his paintings. this is often the 1st whole and available heritage of the paintings of Simon Stevin.

Jozef T. Devreese is a professor in theoretical physics on the collage of Antwerp and on the Technical college of Eindhoven. Guido Vanden Berghe is a professor in numerical arithmetic on the collage of Ghent. either have a number of guides to their names, which additionally predicament the background of science.

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