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History of geometry. by Leonard Aloysius Jordan

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Written in English


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Pagination46 leaves ;
Number of Pages46
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Open LibraryOL16611904M

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  Geometry is one of the oldest branches of mathematics, and most important among texts is Euclid's Elements. His text begins with 23 definitions, 5 postulates, and 5 common notions. From there Euclid starts proving results about geometry using a rigorous logical method, and many of us have been asked to do the same in high school. This is a collection of surveys on important mathematical ideas, their origin, their evolution and their impact in current research. The authors are mathematicians who are leading experts in their fields. The book is addressed to all mathematicians, from undergraduate students to senior researchers, regardless of the specialty. In this textbook the authors present first-year geometry roughly in the order in which it was discovered. The first five chapters show how the ancient Greeks established geometry, together with its numerous practical applications, while more recent . Transports us into the world of geometry, a fundamental and ancient branch of mathematics Provides a lively and engaging account of its history from the Ancient Greeks to the present day, with many illustrations of original mathematical documents and sources.

Around B.C. a man called Euclid wrote the best selling book on geometry of all times, this book actually consisted of thirteen books, each written on a separate piece of parchment, this entire book was called, ‘The Elements’, this book helped to train one of the Presidents of the United States of America. A Brief History of Geometry Geometry began with a practical need to measure shapes. The word geometry means to “measure the earth” and is the science of shape and size of things. It is believed that geometry first became important when an Egyptian pharaoh wanted to tax farmers who raised crops along the Nile River. History of geometry The earliest known unambiguous examples of written records—dating from Egypt and Mesopotamia about bce —demonstrate that ancient peoples had already begun to devise mathematical rules and techniques useful for surveying land areas, constructing buildings, and measuring storage containers. Geometry: A History from Practice to Abstraction Age 11 to 18 Article by Leo Rogers Published November ,February

Geometry Civilized is a unique combination of history and mathematics. It contains a full introduction to plane geometry and trigonometry within a fascinating historical framework that sets off the technical material. This approach to geometrical ideas gives the book its unique, readablestyle. The author has included a wide range of unusual and engaging geometric problems, many of which are. This is a WONDERFULLY readable history of the origins of geometry. You begin to feel what it must have been like when the mathematics was being discovered. We feel like we know Pythagoras after reading this book. It's amazing that there was no such thing as school in his day. He had to pay a homeless kid to listen to him. Finally, when. euclidean geometry may be developed without the use of the axiom of continuity; the signifi-cance of Desargues’s theorem, as a condition that a given plane geometry may be regarded as a part of a geometry of space, is made apparent, etc. 5. A variety of algebras of segments are introduced in accordance with the laws of arithmetic. The aim of this book is to provide an understanding of the history, creation and meanings of sacred geometry for those who are new to the subject, and to open an insight into the beliefs placed upon them with the hope that it will inspire the reader?s interest and imagination and increase their enthusiasm.