Luca - to be printed in Venice by the new Gutenberg method...

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Luca's Connections to Alberti Piero introduced Luca to Alberti, who arranged for Pacioli's first teaching job, tutor for the three sons of a wealthy Venetian. Alberti, the champion of the Italian vernacular, urged that Pacioli write about mathematics in that language. Alberti had belief in the cosmic significance God-given validity of musical ratios, and this belief was carried on by Pacioli The Summa In 1472, shortly after Alberti's death, Pacioli took vows, and is usually shown in paintings in a Franciscan habit. Luca lectured in math in Perugia (1475). He then he took to the road (c.1475-1497) and became traveling teacher of mathematics, giving sermons, writing. He published the Summa de arithmetica, geometrica, proportioni et proportionalita (1494 ) a summary of arithmetic, geometry, and algebra, the sort of book a weak student now uses in a remedial math course. It was one of the first books
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Unformatted text preview: to be printed in Venice by the new Gutenberg method. It contains the first mention of double-entry book-keeping, for which Luca is now known as the "Father of Accounting." Luca's Connections with Leonardo In 1497 Leonardo da Vinci, impressed by the Summa , apparently encouraged Sforza to bring Pacioli to Milan to tutor him in mathematics, geometry, and proportion. They stayed together for 10 years, in Milan and Florence. Pacioli is mentioned several times in Leonardo's notebooks of this period., and Leonardo got his knowledge of perspective from Piero through Pacioli. Luca went to Pisa in 1500 , lectured on Euclid, and in 1509 produced a Latin edition of Euclid, based on Euclid's Thirteenth book of Elements . In his portrait attributed to Jacopo de' Barbieri, Pacioli's hand rests on the Thirteenth book of Euclid....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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