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Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Magic Squares

Their History and Construction from Ancient Times to AD 1600

Authors: Sesiano, Jacques

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  • Provides an English translation of the author's study on the science of magic squares
  • Contains an updated overview of the subject
  • Includes a full chapter on other magic figures
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The science of magic squares witnessed an important development in the Islamic world during the Middle Ages, with a great variety of construction methods being created and ameliorated. The initial step was the translation, in the ninth century, of an anonymous Greek text containing the description of certain highly developed arrangements, no doubt the culmination of ancient research on magic squares.

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“This is certainly a definitive comprehensive treatise on the history of magic squares from their known beginnings to 1600. There is a wealth of material, containing methods of construction as well as individual magic squares, including bordered and pandiagonal magic squares, that is astonishing.” (Victor V. Pambuccian, zbMATH 1422.01002, 2019)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Magic Squares
Book Subtitle
Their History and Construction from Ancient Times to AD 1600
Authors
Series Title
Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17993-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17993-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17992-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-17995-3
Series ISSN
2196-8810
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 313
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