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Sources in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

DIOCLES, On Burning Mirrors

The Arabic Translation of the Lost Greek Original

Editors: Toomer, G. J. (Ed.)

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This publication would not have been what it is without the help of many institutions and people, which I acknowledge most gratefully. I thank the Central Library and Documentation Center, Iran, and its director, Mr. Iraji Afshar, for permission to publish photo­ graphs of that part of ms. 392 of the Shrine Library, Meshhed, containing Diocles' treatise. I also thank the authorities of the Shrine Library, and especially Mr. Ahmad GolchTn-Ma'anT, for their cooperation in providing photographs of the manuscript. Mr. GolchTn­ Ma'anT also sent me, most generously, a copy of his catalogue of the astronomical and mathematical manuscripts of the Shrine Library. I am grateful to the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, and the Universiteits-Bibliotheek, Leid'en, for providing me with microfilms of manuscripts I wished to consult, and to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, for granting me access to its manuscripts. The text pages in Arabic script and the Index of Technical Terms were set by a computer-assisted phototypesetting system, using computer programs developed at the University of Washington and a high-speed image-generation phototypesetting device. A continuous stream of text on punched cards was fed through the Katib formatting program, which broke up the text into lines and pages and arranged the section numbers and apparatus on each page. Output from Katib was fed through the compositor program Hattat to create a magnetic tape for use on the VideoComp phototypesetter.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
DIOCLES, On Burning Mirrors
Book Subtitle
The Arabic Translation of the Lost Greek Original
Editors
  • G. J. Toomer
Translated by
Toomer, G.J.
Series Title
Sources in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1976
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-80981-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-80981-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-80983-5
Series ISSN
0172-6315
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 252
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