Carpus of Antioch
CARPUS OF ANTIOCH was an ancient Greek mathematician. It is not certain when he lived; he may have lived any time between the 2nd century BC and the 2nd century AD. He wrote on mechanics , astronomy , and geometry .
Proclus quotes from an Astronomical Treatise by Carpus concerning whether problems should come before theorems, in which Carpus may (or may not) have been criticising Geminus . Proclus also quotes the view of Carpus that "an angle is a quantity, namely a distance between the lines of surfaces containing it."
According to Pappus , Carpus made use of mathematics for practical applications. According to Iamblichus , Carpus also constructed a curve for the purpose of squaring the circle , which he calls a curve generated by a double motion.
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