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Topic: Neo-Pythagorean means
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Steven D'Aprano

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Re: Neo-Pythagorean means
Posted: Mar 26, 2013 12:49 AM
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On Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:17:41 +1300, Ken Pledger wrote:

> In article <>,
> wrote:

>> On Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:49:28 PM UTC-5, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> > ....
>> > I have found repeated references to "ten neo-Pythagorean means", e.g.
>> > the Collins Dictionary of Mathematics, but I have not found any
>> > reference to what they actually are.

>> You can find most of them in the chapter on Pythagoras in Boyer's
>> History of Mathematics....

> Yes - p.61 lists all ten. A similar list is in van der Waerden,
> "Science Awakening" I, p.232.

Thanks for the references!


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