3 edition of **Greek mathematics** found in the catalog.

Greek mathematics

Graham Flegg

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- 38 Currently reading

Published
**1975** by Open University Press in Milton Keynes .

Written in English

- Mathematics, Greek.,
- Geometry -- Famous problems.

**Edition Notes**

Statement | Graham Flegg ; for the Course Team. |

Series | Arts/mathematics, an interfaculty second level course : History of mathematics ;, unit 3 |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA22 .F58 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | 30 p. : |

Number of Pages | 30 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL4593836M |

ISBN 10 | 0335050069 |

LC Control Number | 77356216 |

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