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. qEssential readingq a Mathematical Reviews. 1986 edition.lf any period of the ancient geometry can be called a aquot;golden ageaquot; of interest in the three classical problems, it would be ... efforts in the application of geometry to fields like astronomy. geography, opties, and mechanies, and a corresponding anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Ancient Tradition of Geometric Problems|
|Author||:||Wilbur Richard Knorr|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 1986|