Euclid The Creation of Mathematics

Author: Benno Artmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461214120
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

Euclid presents the essential of mathematics in a manner which has set a high standard for more than 2000 years. This book, an explanation of the nature of mathematics from its most important early source, is for all lovers of mathematics with a solid background in high school geometry, whether they be students or university professors.

The Father of Geometry

Author: Paul W. Hightower
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766034097
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"A biography of ancient Greek mathematician Euclid, known as the father of geometry and author of the mathematics textbook Elements"--Provided by publisher.

Euclid and geometry

Author: Estelle Allen DeLacy
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003976987
Release Date: 1963
Genre: Mathematics

Non Euclidean Geometry

Author: Roberto Bonola
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486155036
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Mathematics

Examines various attempts to prove Euclid's parallel postulate — by the Greeks, Arabs, and Renaissance mathematicians. It considers forerunners and founders such as Saccheri, Lambert, Legendre, W. Bolyai, Gauss, others. Includes 181 diagrams.

Geometry Euclid and Beyond

Author: Robin Hartshorne
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387226767
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Mathematics

This book offers a unique opportunity to understand the essence of one of the great thinkers of western civilization. A guided reading of Euclid's Elements leads to a critical discussion and rigorous modern treatment of Euclid's geometry and its more recent descendants, with complete proofs. Topics include the introduction of coordinates, the theory of area, history of the parallel postulate, the various non-Euclidean geometries, and the regular and semi-regular polyhedra.


Author: Chris Hayhurst
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1404204970
Release Date: 2005-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Biography of Greek mathematician Euclid describing the lasting influence he has had on the field of geometry.

Erwachende Wissenschaft

Author: Bartel Leendert Waerden
ISBN: UOM:39015017350722
Release Date: 1966
Genre: Astronomy, Assyro-Babylonian

A Long Way from Euclid

Author: Constance Reid
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486152028
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Mathematics

Lively guide by a prominent historian focuses on the role of Euclid's Elements in subsequent mathematical developments. Elementary algebra and plane geometry are sole prerequisites. 80 drawings. 1963 edition.

Euclidean Geometry

Author: Mark Solomonovich
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440153488
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

This textbook is a self-contained presentation of Euclidean Geometry, a subject that has been a core part of school curriculum for centuries. The discussion is rigorous, axiom-based, written in a traditional manner, true to the Euclidean spirit. Transformations in the Euclidean plane are included as part of the axiomatics and as a tool for solving construction problems. The textbook can be used for teaching a high school or an introductory level college course. It can be especially recommended for schools with enriched mathematical programs and for homeschoolers looking for a rigorous traditional discussion of geometry. The text is supplied with over 1200 questions and problems, ranging from simple to challenging. The solutions sections of the book contain about 200 answers and hints to solutions and over 100 detailed solutions involving proofs and constructions. More solutions and some supplements for teachers are available in the Instructor?s Manual, which is issued as a separate book. From the Reviews... ?In terms of presentation, this text is more rigorous than any existing high school textbook that I know of. It is based on a system of axioms that describe incidence, postulate a notion of congruence of line segments, and assume the existence of enough rigid motions ("free mobility")? My gut reaction to the book is, wouldn't it be wonderful if American high school students could be exposed to this serious mathematical treatment of elementary geometry, instead of all the junk that is presented to them in existing textbooks. This book makes no concession to the TV-generation of students who want (or is it the publishers who want it for them?) pretty pictures, side bars, puzzles, games, historical references, cartoons, and all those colored images that clutter the pages of a typical modern textbook, while the mathematical content is diluted more and more with each successive edition.? Professor Robin Hartshorne, University of California at Berkeley. ?The textbook ?Euclidean Geometry? by Mark Solomonovich fills a big gap in the plethora of mathematical textbooks ? it provides an exposition of classical geometry with emphasis on logic and rigorous proofs? I would be delighted to see this textbook used in Canadian schools in the framework of an improved geometry curriculum. Until this day comes, I highly recommend ?Euclidean Geometry? by Mark Solomonovich to be used in Mathematics Enrichment Programs across Canada and the USA.? Professor Yuly Billig, Carlton University.

Euclid in China

Author: Peter M. Engelfriet
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004109447
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Mathematics

As part of the Jesuits' programme of introduction to European culture, in 1607 the Elements of Euclid (d.300 B C) were translated for the first time into Chinese. The translation of this epoch-making ancient Greek textbook on deductive geometry meant a confrontation of contemporary Chinese and European cultures. This work explores in depth and at various levels the circumstances and mechanisms that shaped the transmission of a key work of science from one language and cultural context onto another. Consequently it offers often surprising insights into the ways of intercultural exchange and misunderstandings.

Methods for Euclidean Geometry

Author: Owen Byer
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883857632
Release Date: 2010-09-02
Genre: Mathematics

Methods for Euclidean Geometry explores one of the oldest and most beautiful of mathematical subjects. The book begins with a thorough presentation of classical solution methods for plane geometry problems, but its distinguishing feature is the subsequent collection of methods which have appeared since 1600. For example, the coordinate method, which is a central part of the book, has been part of mathematics for four centuries. However, it has rarely served as a tool that students consider using when faced with geometry problems. The same holds true regarding the use of trigonometry, vectors, complex numbers, and transformations. The book presents each of these as self-contained topics, providing examples of their applications to geometry problems. Both strengths and weaknesses of various methods, as well as the ranges of their effective applications, are discussed. Importance is placed on the problems and their solutions. The book contains numerous problems of varying difficulty; over a third of its contents are devoted to problem statements, hints, and complete solutions. The book can be used as a textbook for geometry courses; as a source book for geometry and other mathematics courses; for capstone, problem-solving, and enrichment courses; and for independent study courses.

A History of Non Euclidean Geometry

Author: Boris A. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441986801
Release Date: 2012-09-08
Genre: Mathematics

The Russian edition of this book appeared in 1976 on the hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the historic day of February 23, 1826, when LobaeevskiI delivered his famous lecture on his discovery of non-Euclidean geometry. The importance of the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry goes far beyond the limits of geometry itself. It is safe to say that it was a turning point in the history of all mathematics. The scientific revolution of the seventeenth century marked the transition from "mathematics of constant magnitudes" to "mathematics of variable magnitudes. " During the seventies of the last century there occurred another scientific revolution. By that time mathematicians had become familiar with the ideas of non-Euclidean geometry and the algebraic ideas of group and field (all of which appeared at about the same time), and the (later) ideas of set theory. This gave rise to many geometries in addition to the Euclidean geometry previously regarded as the only conceivable possibility, to the arithmetics and algebras of many groups and fields in addition to the arith metic and algebra of real and complex numbers, and, finally, to new mathe matical systems, i. e. , sets furnished with various structures having no classical analogues. Thus in the 1870's there began a new mathematical era usually called, until the middle of the twentieth century, the era of modern mathe matics.

A Commentary on the First Book of Euclid s Elements

Author: Proclus
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691020906
Release Date: 1992-11-08
Genre: Mathematics

In Proclus' penetrating exposition of Euclid's method's and principles, the only one of its kind extant, we are afforded a unique vantage point for understanding the structure and strenght of the Euclidean system. A primary source for the history and philosophy of mathematics, Proclus' treatise contains much priceless information about the mathematics and mathematicians of the previous seven or eight centuries that has not been preserved elsewhere.