The Ancient Tradition of Geometric Problems

Courier Corporation, 1 jan. 1993 - 410 pagina's
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.

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