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Beautiful geometry, Eli Maor and Eugen Jost

Label
Beautiful geometry
Title
Beautiful geometry
Statement of responsibility
Eli Maor and Eugen Jost
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If you've ever thought that mathematics and art don't mix, this stunning visual history of geometry will change your mind. As much a work of art as a book about mathematics, Beautiful Geometry presents more than sixty exquisite color plates illustrating a wide range of geometric patterns and theorems, accompanied by brief accounts of the fascinating history and people behind each. With artwork by Swiss artist Eugen Jost and text by acclaimed math historian Eli Maor, this unique celebration of geometry covers numerous subjects, from straightedge-and-compass constructions to intriguing configurations involving infinity. The result is a delightful and informative illustrated tour through the 2,500-year-old history of one of the most important and beautiful branches of mathematics"--
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Provided by publisher
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Maor, Eli
Dewey number
516
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA447
LC item number
.M37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jost, Eugen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geometry
  • Geometry
  • Geometry in art
Label
Beautiful geometry, Eli Maor and Eugen Jost
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thales of Miletus -- Triangles of Equal Area -- Quadrilaterals -- Perfect Numbers and Triangular Numbers -- The Pythagorean Theorem I -- The Pythagorean Theorem II -- Pythagorean Triples -- The Square Root of 2 -- A Repertoire of Means -- More about Means -- Two Theorems from Euclid -- Different, yet the Same -- One Theorem, Three Proofs -- The Prime Numbers -- Two Prime Mysteries -- 0.999 -- Eleven -- Euclidean Constructions -- Hexagons -- Fibonacci Numbers -- The Golden Ratio -- The Pentagon -- The 17-Sided Regular Polygon -- Fifty -- Doubling the Cube -- Squaring the Circle -- Archimedes Measures the Circle -- The Digit Hunters -- Conics -- 3/3 = 4/4 -- The Harmonic Series -- Ceva's Theorem -- e -- Spira Mirabilis -- The Cycloid -- Epicycloids and Hypocycloids -- The Euler Line -- Inversion -- Steiner's Porism -- Line Designs -- The French Connection -- The Audible Made Visible -- Lissajous Figures -- Symmetry I -- Symmetry II -- The Reuleaux Triangle -- Pick's Theorem -- Morley's Theorem -- The Snowflake Curve -- Sierpinski's Triangle -- Beyond Infinity -- Appendix: Proofs of Selected Theorems Mentioned in This Book
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 187 pages
Isbn
9780691150994
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013033506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illlustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854857905
  • (OCoLC)ocn854857905
Label
Beautiful geometry, Eli Maor and Eugen Jost
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thales of Miletus -- Triangles of Equal Area -- Quadrilaterals -- Perfect Numbers and Triangular Numbers -- The Pythagorean Theorem I -- The Pythagorean Theorem II -- Pythagorean Triples -- The Square Root of 2 -- A Repertoire of Means -- More about Means -- Two Theorems from Euclid -- Different, yet the Same -- One Theorem, Three Proofs -- The Prime Numbers -- Two Prime Mysteries -- 0.999 -- Eleven -- Euclidean Constructions -- Hexagons -- Fibonacci Numbers -- The Golden Ratio -- The Pentagon -- The 17-Sided Regular Polygon -- Fifty -- Doubling the Cube -- Squaring the Circle -- Archimedes Measures the Circle -- The Digit Hunters -- Conics -- 3/3 = 4/4 -- The Harmonic Series -- Ceva's Theorem -- e -- Spira Mirabilis -- The Cycloid -- Epicycloids and Hypocycloids -- The Euler Line -- Inversion -- Steiner's Porism -- Line Designs -- The French Connection -- The Audible Made Visible -- Lissajous Figures -- Symmetry I -- Symmetry II -- The Reuleaux Triangle -- Pick's Theorem -- Morley's Theorem -- The Snowflake Curve -- Sierpinski's Triangle -- Beyond Infinity -- Appendix: Proofs of Selected Theorems Mentioned in This Book
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 187 pages
Isbn
9780691150994
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013033506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illlustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854857905
  • (OCoLC)ocn854857905

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