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The Wonderful World of Simon Stevin

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Published by WIT Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • History of science,
  • Science / Mathematics,
  • Scientists - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11912708M
    ISBN 101845640926
    ISBN 109781845640927


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The Wonderful World of Simon Stevin by Jozef T. Devreese Download PDF EPUB FB2

In this fascinating story, the contributions of Simon Stevin () are often overlooked. this fine book seeks to remedy that situation. The book is an excellent translation.

It is an interesting well-written, well-illustrated and particularly well-translated book about a fascinating and important person who made a spectacular contribution to mathematics and decimal arithmetic.4/5(1).

The Wonderful World of Simon Stevin: Magic is No Magic by J. Devreese () Hardcover – January 1, Manufacturer: WIT Press. In this fascinating story, the contributions of Simon Stevin () are often overlooked. this fine book seeks to remedy that situation. The book is an excellent translation.

It is an interesting well-written, well-illustrated and particularly well-translated book about a fascinating and important person who made a spectacular contribution to mathematics and decimal arithmetic.4/5(1). 'Magic is No Magic': The Wonderful World of Simon Stevin.

This book gives a comprehensive picture of the activities and the creative heritage of Simon Stevin, who made outstanding contributions to various fields of science in particular, physics and mathematics and many more.

Simon Stevin and the Renaissance 1. Middle Ages, Renaissance and the Modern Age 1 The transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance was a gradual one 1 2.

Printing 1 From the Officina Plantiniana in the Netherlands scientific knowledge spread across the whole of Europe 1 3. - Jozef T. Devreese, Guido vanden Berghe, 'Magic is No Magic': The Wonderful World of Simon Stevin (WIT Press, ).

- Ch. van den Heuvel, 'De Huysbou' A reconstruction of an unfinished treatise on architecture, town planning and civil engineering by Simon Stevin (KNAW, ). The purpose of this book is to introduce Simon Stevin and his work to the widest possible readership.

In doing so, the authors have kept to established historical facts and critically underpinned scientific insights into Stevin and his work. This is the first complete and accessible history of the work of Simon Stevin.

‘Magic is no magic’, the wonderful world of Simon Stevin ‐ by Jozef T. Devreese and Guido Vanden Berghe. Jole Shackelford. University of Minnesota, USA [email protected] Search for more papers by this author.

Jole Shackelford. University of Minnesota, USA [email protected]: Jole Shackelford. The Wonderful World of Simon Stevin 'Magic is No Magic' by Jozef T. Devreese, G. Vanden Berghe, Guido Vanden Berghe, J. Devreese Paperback, Pages, Published by Wit Press / Computational Mechanics ISBNISBN: 6.

The historical place of Stevin’s tone system Chapter Twelve. The resonance of Simon Stevin and his work 1. Introduction Box 1: The statue of Simon Stevin in Bruges Box 2: Stevin’s books in the antiquarian book world 2.

Stevin’s influence on some of his contemporaries Adriaan van Roomen. Simon Stevin. Simon Stevin was a famous Dutch mathematician, physicist and engineer of the 16th century. He had a profound impact on mathematics, science and engineering as we know it today and has made a great many contributions in various fields.

Stevin was an. In this fascinating story, the contributions of Simon Stevin () are often overlooked. This fine book seeks to remedy that situation. The book is an excellent translation by Lee Preedy of the Dutch edition Wonder en is gheen wonder.

DEVREESE, J, and Guido Vanden Berghe. Magic Is No Magic: The Wonderful World of Simon Press, Print. On 16 February he enrolled, under the name Simon Stevinus Brugensis (= Simon Stevin from Bruges), at Leiden University, which had been founded by William the Silent in Here he befriended William the Silent's second son and heir Prince Maurice, the Count of Nassau.

Simon Stevin. Written By: Simon Stevin, (bornBruges—diedThe Hague or Leiden, Neth.), Flemish mathematician who helped standardize the use of decimal fractions and aided in refuting Aristotle’s doctrine that heavy bodies fall faster than light ones.

About this Item: German edition of the first Dutch fortification manual, with woodcut illustrations, by Simon Stevin (), which inaugurated a new era in the history of siege warfare. It professionalized military engineering, introducing many original ideas and presenting them in lucid vernacular language.

Book review: `Magic is no magic' The wonderful world of Simon Stevin (J.T. Devreese and G. Vanden Berghe) By Adhemar Bultheel Download PDF ( KB)Author: Adhemar Bultheel. Simon Stevin's father was Anthuenis (Anton) Stevin who, it is believed, was a cadet son of a mayor of mother was Cathelijne (or Catelyne) van der Poort who was the daughter of a burgher family of Ypres.

Anthuenis and Cathelijne were not married but Simon's mother Cathelijne later married a man who was involved in selling carpets and in the silk trade. ‘Magic is No Magic’ The wonderful world of Simon Stevin J.T. Devreese and G. Vanden Berghe WIT Press, Southampton, Boston ( p.), hard cover, ISBNe Simon Stevin (Bruges, -The Hague) is one of the few Flemish mathematicians that are known worldwide.

When asking a Flemish person. This book gives a comprehensive picture of the activities and creative heritage of Simon Stevin, who made outstanding contributions to various fields of science, in particular physics and mathematics.

He is rightly considered to be the father of the decimal fraction system as it is today. This is the first complete accessible history of his work.

A recent work on Simon Stevin in English is: Devreese, J. en Vanden Berghe, G. Magic is no magic. The wonderful World of Simon Stevin – Southampton: WITpress. van den Heuvel, C. De Huysbou. A reconstruction of an unfinished treatise on architecture, and civil engineering by Simon Stevin.

Amsterdam: KNAW Edita. Genre/Form: Electronic books Biography: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Devreese, J.T. 'Magic Is No Magic': The Wonderful World of Simon Stevin. 'Magic is no magic': the wonderful world of Simon Stevin. [J T Devreese; Guido Vanden Berghe] -- This is a biography of scientist Simon Stevin (c) who invented the decimal system and designed hydraulic systems, military camps and houses.

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Wonderful World of Simon Stevin" appeared in (WITPress). In he contributed to the prestegious exposition \Simon Stevin, De geboorte van een nieuwe wetenschap"(The birth of a new science) in the Royal Library in Brussels and published the book \Exponential tting" (Kluwer).

4 Award As announced in the program, a prize will be o ered for. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Simon Stevin () was an influential mathematician and engineer with a broad range of interests.

He offered new insights and discoveries in the development of decimal numbers and the laws of inclines, gravity, hydrostatics, and fortification.

Simon Stevin (Dutch: [ˈsimɔn ˈsteːvɪn]; –), sometimes called Stevinus, was a Flemish / Dutch mathematician, physicist and military engineer. He was active in a great many areas of science and engineering, both theoretical and practical. He also translated various mathematical terms into Dutch, making it one of the few European languages in which the word for mathematics.

Simon Stevin and the Art of War; Simon Stevin, English translation of the book entitled "Wonder en is gheen wonder; de geniale wereld van Simon Stevin" Women in Science; Some publications.

Devreese and G. Vanden Berghe, "Magic is No Magic", The Wonderful World of Simon Stevin, WITPress, Southampton, Sourced quotations by the Dutch Mathematician Simon Stevin ( — ). Enjoy the best Simon Stevin quotes and picture quotes. The Wonderful World of Books, illustrated by Robert Osborn, tells you how to benefit from treasures reading Books teach you more about your work, your world, your hobbies.

Books are bridges to adventure for the whole family.3/5. In another book, Van de Spiegeling der Singconst, Stevin turned to the theory of musical tuning, a subject that had enthralled mathematicians from antiquity on. Musicians had also long been concerned with devising a scale in which the intervals of the pure octave (), the.

Most sewing supports broken, but the binding is still s de Haan ; Sarton, "Simon Stevin of Bruges ()" in: Isis XXI, No. 2 (), pp. ; Devreese & Vanden Berghe, "Magic is no magic" the wonderful world of Simon Stevin, passim; Dijksterhuis, Simon Stevin XIII; for Stevin.

Simon Stevin’s Vita politica. Het Burgherlick leven () 5 the vernacular – which is indicated by the double title – was not yet common practice for theoretical texts.

In Jean Bodin, for example, felt obliged to justify his writing in French.3 In short, this is an unconventional text on several accounts. Simon Stevin (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsimɔn ˈsteːvɪn], – ), sometimes called Stevinus, was a Flemish mathematician, physicist and military engineer.

He was active in a great many areas of science and engineering, both theoretical and practical. He also translated various mathematical terms into. This paper examines an invention by Simon Stevin (–) which was intended for use in fortifications and economic activities in the Dutch Republic.

Stevin was a prominent innovator and engineer who served as an important link between the military and public : Robert Tiegs. Simon Stevin (/49 – ) was a Flemish mathematician and military was active in a great many areas of science and engineering, both theoretical and practical. He also translated various mathematical terms into Dutch, making it one of the few European languages in which the word for mathematics, wiskunde ("the art of what is certain"), was not derived from Greek (via Latin).

Full text of "LA DISME OF SIMON STEVIN—THE FIRST BOOK ON DECIMALS" See other formats STOP Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone in the World This article is one of nearlyscholarly works digitized and made freely available to everyone in the world by JSTOR.

Stevin, Simon 1. Dates Born: Brugge, Died: probably in The Hague, between 20 Feb. and April Dateinfo: Dates Certain Lifespan: 72 2. Father Occupation: Artisan Stevin was illegitimate. Though he was raised by his mother, his father's name was Antheunis Stevin.Stevin, Simon Born in Bruges; died in The Hague.

Dutch scholar and engineer. Stevin began teaching at the University of Leiden in In he obtained a post as engineer and then became commissioner of public works and quartermaster general for Maurice of Nassau. In he organized a school of engineering at the University of Leiden in.Stevin, Simon () Belgian-born Dutch mathematician and engineer Simon Stevin (Latinized to Stevinus, as was the custom of the times) took as his motto, &#x;Wonderful, yet .