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THE MATHEMATICS OF PAOLO TOSCANELLI *

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Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397-1482) fu ritenuto di cos rilevante importanza come matematico, da essere giudicato rivale di Archimede. Ma l'unica evidenza diretta della sua competenza nelle matematiche ci risulta da una sola pagina di misure che trovasi in un manoscritto di osservazioni sulle comete. L'A. prende in analisi questa pagina per la prima volta per dimostrare che il Toscanelli era a conoscenza della trigonometria sferica tradizionale di derivazione tolemaica ed usava i teoremi di Menelao per risolvere i problemi astronomici. Egli usava calcoli e simboli sessagesimali, i calcoli decimali e scriveva le frazioni in forma moderna. Nella pagina del manoscritto preso in esame anche menzionata una osservazione di Giove.

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2016-12-08

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