Hippocrates of Chios


Also found in: Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hippocrates of Chios

 

Lived in the second half of the fifth century B.C. Ancient Greek geometer and author of the first systematic work on geometry (not preserved), which probably embraced the material of the first four books of Euclid’s Elements. In the course of seeking a solution to the problem of squaring the circle, Hippocrates of Chios found the quadratures of the three so-called Hippocratic lunes.

REFERENCE

Kol’man, E. Istoriia matematiki v drevnosti. Moscow, 1961. Pages 103-05.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Archimedes (who gave English 'eureka') and Hippocrates of Chios being only two of those.