Illustrated study focuses on attempts by ancient Greeks to solve three classical problems: cube duplication, angle trisection, and circle quadrature. Origins of the study of conics, introduction of special mechanical curves, more. 1986 edition.The corresponding problem would be to determine a parabola tangent to three given lines and passing through a given ... 0 Euclida#39;s efforts on problems like that of the three- and four-line locus thus initiated a fruitful activity of problem solving within the range of the developing theory of conics ... The key we require will emerge, as we consider yet another of the lost Euclidean treatises, the Surface Loci.

Title | : | The Ancient Tradition of Geometric Problems |

Author | : | Wilbur Richard Knorr |

Publisher | : | Courier Corporation - 1986 |

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