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Publisher Comments:

Stimulating, unique book explores the possibilities of mathematical drawing through compass constructions and computer graphics. Over 100 full-page drawings demonstrate possibilities: five-point egg, golden ratio, 17-gon, plughole vortex, blancmange curve, Durer’s pentagons, pentasnow, turtle geometry, many more. Exercises (with answers). "...wealth of intriguing and lovely ideas."—Information Technology & Learning.

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Reprint of the charming Basil Blackwell (UK) edition of 1987 on construction of geometrical figures using compass and ruler.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Stimulating, unique book explores mathematical drawing through compass constructions and computer graphics. Over 100 full-page drawings: five-point egg, golden ratio, plughole vortex, blancmange curve, more. Exercises. 1987 edition.

Synopsis:

Stimulating, unique book explores the possibilities of mathematical drawing through compass constructions and computer graphics. Over 100 full-page drawings demonstrate possibilities: five-point egg, golden ratio, 17-gon, plughole vortex, blancmange curve, pentasnow, turtle geometry, many more. Exercises (with answers). "A wealth of intriguing and lovely ideas." — Information Technology & Learning.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 207) and index.

Table of Contents

List of drawings

Preface

How to Use this Book

1 Compass Drawings

  1.1 Eggs for beginners

  1.2 Euclidean constructions

  1.3 Euclidean approximations

  1.4 Gauss extends Euclid

  1.5 The eight centres of a triangle

  1.6 Inverse points and mid-circles

2 String Drawings

3 Perspective Drawings

4 The Story of Trigonometry

  4.1 The theorem of Pythagoras

  4.2 Square roots

  4.3 The story of pi (p)

  4.4 The story of sine and cosine

5 Computer Drawings

  5.1 On drawing a daisy

  5.2 Drawing in perspective

  5.3 Ten elementary transformations

  5.4 The fractal universe

Bibliography

Answers

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486266398
Author:
Dixon, Robert
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Robert N.
Author:
on
Author:
Dixon, Robert
Author:
Dix, Robert
Author:
Dixo
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Graphic Methods
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Computer Mathematics
Subject:
Discrete Mathematics
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Mathematics -- Data processing.
Subject:
Mathematics - Advanced
Subject:
Applied
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Recreational Math
Series Volume:
no. 165.
Publication Date:
19910231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 1.43 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Stimulating, unique book explores mathematical drawing through compass constructions and computer graphics. Over 100 full-page drawings: five-point egg, golden ratio, plughole vortex, blancmange curve, more. Exercises. 1987 edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
Stimulating, unique book explores the possibilities of mathematical drawing through compass constructions and computer graphics. Over 100 full-page drawings demonstrate possibilities: five-point egg, golden ratio, 17-gon, plughole vortex, blancmange curve, pentasnow, turtle geometry, many more. Exercises (with answers). "A wealth of intriguing and lovely ideas." — Information Technology & Learning.

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