Perseus is associated with the discovery of so-called spiric curves.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- The first reference says that Perseus is associated with the discovery of the "spiric" curves in the same way as that of Apollonius is with conics.
- All that can be deduced with certainty is that Perseus must have lived before Geminus.
- The references do not really give enough details to be able to tell what Perseus discovered.
Born 2nd century BC. Died 2nd century BC.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive