Arabic traces of lost works of Apollonius

  title={Arabic traces of lost works of Apollonius},
  author={Jan P. Hogendijk},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  • J. Hogendijk
  • Published 1 September 1986
  • History
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
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