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Mathematical Treasure: Archimedes on Curved Surfaces

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Archimedes de curvis superficiebus is a manuscript work on the properties of curved surfaces attributed to Archimedes. The manuscript copy has been dated to the latter part of the 14th century but before 1372. It is now at the British Library, referenced as Harley Manuscript 625. Images for three folios, 137r, 137v, and 138v, are presented here.

The images above were obtained through the courtesy of the British Library. Each item may be examined in its entirety in the Library’s digital collection under the given reference.

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Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Archimedes on Curved Surfaces," Convergence (August 2016)