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Geometry Civilized : History, Culture, and Technique - 98 edition

Geometry Civilized : History, Culture, and Technique (ISBN10: 0198506902; ISBN13: 9780198506904)
ISBN13: 978-0198506904
ISBN10: 0198506902

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ISBN13: 978-0198500780
ISBN10: 0198500785

Summary: This lavishly illustrated book provides an unusually accessible approach to geometry by placing it in historical context. With concise discussions and carefully chosen illustrations the author brings the material to life by showing what problems motivated early geometers throughout the world. Geometry Civilized covers classical plane geometry, emphasizing the methods of Euclid but also drawing on advances made in China and India. It includes a wide range of problems, ...show more solutions, and illustrations, as well as a chapter on trigonometry, and prepares its readers for the study of solid geometry and conic sections.

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  • Offers a gentle introduction to classical plane geometry
  • Includes many examples of both pure and applied geometry from several different periods and cultures
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Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 02/28/2000
International: No

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