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Geometry: The Language of Space and Form John Tabak

Geometry: The Language of Space and Form

John Tabak

Published June 22nd 2004
ISBN : 9780816049530
Hardcover
222 pages
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 About the Book 

Greek ideas about geometry, straight-edge and compass constructions, and the nature of mathematical proof dominated mathematical thought for about 2,000 years. Projective geometry began its development in the Renaissance as artists like da Vinci andMoreGreek ideas about geometry, straight-edge and compass constructions, and the nature of mathematical proof dominated mathematical thought for about 2,000 years. Projective geometry began its development in the Renaissance as artists like da Vinci and Durer explored methods for representing 3-dimensional objects on 2-dimensional surfaces. These ideas were refined and made increasingly abstract in the 19th and 20th centuries. Late in the 20th century, ideas from projective geometry found widespread application in the area of computer graphics. Similarly, Descartess ideas about coordinate geometry led to progress in finding mathematical representations for shapes of increasing complexity, including the shape of the universe and other areas considered by mathematicians today. Covering the many aspects of geometry, this volume of the History of Mathematics series presents a compelling look at mathematical theories alongside historical occurrences. illustrations, introduces students to the fascinating story of how geometry has developed. Biographical information on key figures, a look at different applications of geometry over time, and the groundbreaking discoveries related to geometry are comprehensively covered.