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Exploring Classical Greek Construction Problems with Interactive Geometry Software

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Exploring Classical Greek Construction Problems with Interactive Geometry Software by Ad Meskens
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In this book the classical Greek construction problems are explored in a didactical, enquiry based fashion using Interactive Geometry Software (IGS). The book traces the history of these problems, stating them in modern terminology. By focusing on constructions and the use of IGS the reader is confronted with the same problems that ancient mathematicians once faced. The reader can step into the footsteps of Euclid, Viete and Cusanus amongst others and then by experimenting and discovering geometric relationships far exceed their accomplishments. Exploring these problems with the neusis-method lets him discover a class of interesting curves. By experimenting he will gain a deeper understanding of how mathematics is created. More than 100 exercises guide him through methods which were developed to try and solve the problems. The exercises are at the level of undergraduate students and only require knowledge of elementary Euclidean geometry and pre-calculus algebra. It is especially well-suited for those students who are thinking of becoming a mathematics teacher and for mathematics teachers.
Release date NZ
February 17th, 2017
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
1st ed. 2017
Illustrations
10 Illustrations, color; 150 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 185 p. 160 illus., 10 illus. in color.
Imprint
Birkhauser
Pages
185
Dimensions
155x235x11
ISBN-13
9783319428628
Product ID
25477018

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