Famous Problems in Geometry and How to Solve Them

Famous Problems in Geometry and How to Solve Them

Paperback Dover Books on Mathematics

By (author) Benjamin Bold

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 8mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1982
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486242978
  • ISBN 13: 9780486242972
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 129,928

Product description

Each chapter devoted to single type of problem with accompanying commentary and set of practice problems. Amateur puzzlists, students of mathematics and geometry will enjoy this rare opportunity to match wits with civilization s great mathematicians and witness the invention of modern mathemat"

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Table of contents

Foreword I Achievement of the Ancient Greeks II An Analytic Criterion for Constructibility III Complex Numbers IV The Delian Problem V The Problem of Trisecting an Angle VI The Problem of Squaring the Circle VII The Problem of Constructing Regular Polygons VIII Concluding Remarks Suggestions for Further Reading Solutions to the Problems