# Archimedes and the elements: Proposal for a revised chronological ordering of the Archimedean corpus

@article{Knorr1978ArchimedesAT, title={Archimedes and the elements: Proposal for a revised chronological ordering of the Archimedean corpus}, author={Wilbur Richard Knorr}, journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences}, year={1978}, volume={19}, pages={211-290} }

SummaryWith the rediscovery by J. L. Heiberg of the manuscript of Archimedes' Method and its publication by him in 1907, a suspicion held for centuries by mathematicians and mathematical historians was at last corroborated by direct evidence: Archimedes had indeed applied in his discovery of geometric theorems a heuristic technique of analysis, although the highly formal synthetic proofs given in their demonstration concealed this fact. Disappointingly little effort has since been made to…

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