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Mathographicsby Robert A Dixon
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:Stimulating, unique book explores the possibilities of mathematical drawing through compass constructions and computer graphics. Over 100 fullpage drawings demonstrate possibilities: fivepoint egg, golden ratio, 17gon, plughole vortex, blancmange curve, Durer’s pentagons, pentasnow, turtle geometry, many more. Exercises (with answers). "...wealth of intriguing and lovely ideas."—Information Technology & Learning. Book News Annotation: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 fullpage drawings: fivepoint 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 fullpage drawings demonstrate possibilities: fivepoint egg, golden ratio, 17gon, 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 ContentsList 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 midcircles 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 What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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