The Ancient Tradition of Geometric Problems

The Ancient Tradition of Geometric Problems

by Wilbur Richard Knorr

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The Ancient Tradition of Geometric Problems by Wilbur Richard Knorr

This highly regarded study focuses on attempts by Hippocrates, Archimedes, other ancient Greeks to solve three classical problems: cube duplication, angle trisection, and circle-quadrature. Topics include origins of the study of conics, introduction of special mechanical curves, use of sliding rulers and calculating procedures, and much more. 255 black-and-white illustrations. "Essential reading" — Mathematical Reviews. 1986 edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486675329
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 03/14/2012
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.11(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.84(d)

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