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The Ancient Tradition of Geometric Problems

The Ancient Tradition of Geometric Problems

By: Wilbur Richard Knorr

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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.

Reprint of the Birkhäuser, Boston, 1986 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486675327
ISBN 139780486675329
Author/EditorWilbur Richard Knorr
FormatBook
Page Count416
Dimensions6 1/8 x 9 1/4

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