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Famous Problems of Geometry and How to Solve Themby Benjamin Bold
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:Amateur puzzlists as well as students of mathematics and geometry will relish this rare opportunity to match wits with Archimedes, Euclid, Newton, Descartes, and other great mathematicians. Each chapter explores an individual type of geometric challenge, with commentary and practice problems, and reveals a milestone in the development of mathematics. Solutions. Synopsis:Each chapter devoted to single type of problem, with commentary and practice problems. Amateur puzzlists and students of mathematics will enjoy this rare opportunity to match wits with civilization's great mathematicians. Synopsis:Delve into the development of modern mathematics and match wits with Euclid, Newton, Descartes, and others. Each chapter explores an individual type of challenge, with commentary and practice problems. Solutions. Synopsis:Amateur puzzlists as well as students of mathematics and geometry will relish this rare opportunity to match wits with Archimedes, Euclid, Newton, Descartes, and other great mathematicians. Each chapter explores an individual type of geometric challenge, with commentary and practice problems, and reveals a milestone in the development of mathematics. Solutions. Synopsis:Each chapter devoted to single type of problem with accompanying commentary and set of practice problems. Amateur puzzlists, students of mathematics and geometry will enjoy this rare opportunity to match wits with civilizations great mathematicians and witness the invention of modern mathematics. Description:Dover ed., Unabridged and slightly corr. republication. Includes bibliographical references.
Table of ContentsForeword
I Achievement of the Ancient Greeks II An Analytic Criterion for Constructibility III Complex Numbers IV The Delian Problem V The Problem of Trisecting an Angle VI The Problem of Squaring the Circle VII The Problem of Constructing Regular Polygons VIII Concluding Remarks Suggestions for Further Reading Solutions to the Problems What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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