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Circles: A Mathematical View (Spectrum Series)
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Circles: A Mathematical View (Spectrum Series)

by Dan Pedoe
     
 

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This revised edition of a mathematical classic originally published in 1957 will bring to a new generation of students the enjoyment of investigating that simplest of mathematical figures, the circle. The author has supplemented this new edition with a special chapter designed to introduce readers to the vocabulary of circle concepts with which the readers of two

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This revised edition of a mathematical classic originally published in 1957 will bring to a new generation of students the enjoyment of investigating that simplest of mathematical figures, the circle. The author has supplemented this new edition with a special chapter designed to introduce readers to the vocabulary of circle concepts with which the readers of two generations ago were familiar. Readers of Circles need only be armed with paper, pencil, compass, and straight edge to find great pleasure in following the constructions and theorems. Those who think that geometry using Euclidean tools died out with the ancient Greeks will be pleasantly surprised to learn many interesting results which were only discovered in modern times. Novices and experts alike will find much to enlighten them in chapters dealing with the representation of a circle by a point in three-space, a model for non-Euclidean geometry, and the isoperimetric property of the circle.

Editorial Reviews

The Mathematics Teacher
" This excellent little book is an invaluable addition to the library of any teacher of geometry at any level..Discussions are straightforward; figures are well done; and the tone of the discourse is "friendly".
May, 1996
Booknews
For teachers and students of geometry, a reprint of a classic first published in 1957. Covers the vocabulary of circle concepts (the circumcircle, incircle, and excircle of a triangle, for instance, and its circumcenter and orthocenter), and subjects such as the nine- point circle, Fermat's problem, complex numbers, non-Euclidean distance, and polygons. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883855188
Publisher:
Mathematical Association of America
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Spectrum Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.32(d)

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