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The Trisectors (Spectrum Series)
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The Trisectors (Spectrum Series)

by Underwood Dudley
 
Underwood Dudley is well known for his collection of books on mathematical cranks. Here he offers yet another - angle trisectors. It is impossible to trisect angles with straightedge and compass alone, but many people try and think they have succeeded. This book is about angle trisections and the people who attempt them. According to Dudley: 'Hardly any

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Underwood Dudley is well known for his collection of books on mathematical cranks. Here he offers yet another - angle trisectors. It is impossible to trisect angles with straightedge and compass alone, but many people try and think they have succeeded. This book is about angle trisections and the people who attempt them. According to Dudley: 'Hardly any mathematical training is necessary to read this book. There is a little trigonometry here and there, but it may be safely skipped. There are hardly any equations. There are no exercises and there will be no final examination. The worst victim of mathematics anxiety can read this book with profit and dry palms. It is quite suitable to give as a present.'

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' ... it is a fascinating book, written in a most readable style seasoned with a sense of humor which caused me frequently to chuckle.' The Mathematical Gazette
Booknews
It is impossible of trisect angles with straight-edge and compass alone, but many try and think they have succeeded. This is about angle trisections and the people who attempt them. Its purposes are to collect many trisections in one place, inform about trisectors, amuse the reader, and perhaps reduce the number of trisectors. It includes detailed information about the personalities of trisectors and their constructions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883855140
Publisher:
Mathematical Association of America
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Spectrum Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.40(d)

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