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1. Euclid's Window : The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace by Leonard Mlodinow | |
Paperback: 320
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(2002-04-09)
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Editorial Review Product Description Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space -- in the living room or in some other galaxy -- have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology. Based on Mlodinow's extensive historical research; his studies alongside colleagues such as Richard Feynman and Kip Thorne; and interviews with leading physicists and mathematicians such as Murray Gell-Mann, Edward Witten, and Brian Greene, Euclid's Window is an extraordinary blend of rigorous, authoritative investigation and accessible, good-humored storytelling that makes a stunningly original argument asserting the primacy of geometry. For those who have looked through Euclid's Window, no space, no thing, and no time will ever be quite the same. This is not just a history of geometry--it's a timeline of reason andabstraction, with all the major players present: Euclid, Descartes, Gauss,Einstein, and Witten, each represented by a minibiography. Lots of examples pepper the narrative to help readers achieve their own"eureka!" And it's impossible not to be staggered at the mathematical featsof these geniuses, accomplished as many of them were in the absence ofanything but observation and intense thought. Each story buildssatisfactorily on the last, until at the end of this delightful book, onehas a sense of having climbed a peak of understanding. A working knowledge of basic geometry is helpful but not essential forenjoying Euclid's Window, and Mlodinow's chatty style lends itselfremarkably well to explaining these deep and revolutionary concepts.--Adam Fisher Customer Reviews (57)
Entertaining Book, Though Most of Its Coverage Isn't Unique
Biographical history of particle physics
fabulous!
"The book of nature is written in mathematics" Galileo
Euclid's Window - A highly enjoyable walk through the Math Timeline! |
2. Geometry: Euclid and Beyond (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics) by Robin Hartshorne | |
Paperback: 532
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(2010-11-02)
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Editorial Review Product Description This book offers a unique opportunity to understand the essence of one of the great thinkers of western civilization. A guided reading of Euclid's Elements leads to a critical discussion and rigorous modern treatment of Euclid's geometry and its more recent descendants, with complete proofs. Topics include the introduction of coordinates, the theory of area, history of the parallel postulate, the various non-Euclidean geometries, and the regular and semi-regular polyhedra. Customer Reviews (11)
Good introduction to the relationship between algebra and geometry
Geometry - anything else you need?
Where was this book when I was a student?
Bring your copy of Elements!
a wonderful book by a world famous geometer |
3. Euclids Elements of Geometry by Euclid | |
Paperback: 234
Pages
(2010-03-27)
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4. Euclid and geometry (Immortals of science) by Estelle Allen DeLacy | |
Hardcover: 120
Pages
(1963)
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Horrible History |
5. Geometry from Euclid to Knots by Saul Stahl | |
Paperback: 480
Pages
(2010-03-18)
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Editorial Review Product Description Tracing the formal development of Euclidean geometry, this text closely follows Euclid's classic, Elements. In addition to providing a historical perspective on plane geometry, it covers related topics, including non-neutral Euclidean geometry, circles and regular polygons, projective geometry, symmetries, inversions, knots and links, and informal topology. Includes 1,000 practice problems. Solutions available. 2003 edition. |
6. The Babylonian Theorem: The Mathematical Journey to Pythagoras and Euclid by Peter S. Rudman | |
Hardcover: 248
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(2010-01-26)
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College-level math and science collections especially will find this an intriguing math analysis
It all adds up through history
I don't get it |
7. The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements by Euclid | |
Paperback: 404
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(2010-01-01)
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Fine collection - all in one book |
8. The First Three Books of Euclid's Elements of Geometry from the text of Dr. Robert Simson: Together with Various Useful Theorems and Problems as Geometrical Exercises on Each Book by Euclid | |
Paperback: 116
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(2005-12-01)
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9. Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid : With a Supplement On the Quadrature of the Circle, and the Geometry of Solids : To Which ... Elements of Plane and Spherical Geometry by Euclid, John Playfair | |
Paperback: 328
Pages
(2010-01-12)
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10. Euclid - The Creation of Mathematics by Benno Artmann | |
Hardcover: 368
Pages
(1999-06-10)
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Interesting survey of the Elements
Roots of mathematics in our Western Culture To Artmann's credit, his book disregards the smallscale disputes amongst superspecialists ("all modern translations of Elements are satisfactory").He overturns the fashionable idea that the "Two Cultures" cannot communicate.So, Rilke has something to say -- perhaps not to Hilbert, but to the widely cultured mathematician, or to the general reader -- about Contradiction, or Widerspruch. About the pre-Euclidean origins of mathematics in Greece, he overmodestly disclaims specialist knowledge.An example:he traces the earliest technical work on the dodecahedron and the icosahedron via pre-Euclideans such as Theaetetus (Plato's friend), and up to the highly abstract Group Theory work on isomorphisms of the 1990s A.D. -- and does this well and surefootedly. Too bad his modesty barred him ("I leave that to the specialists") from analyzing the pre-history of Euclid's Book XII, the classical ancestor of our integral calculus.The fact is that he knows a great deal about Eudoxus (another friend of Plato's).Perhaps more detail in a Second Edition? His work on the so-called Euclidean Algorithm (finding a greatest common factor) is another valuable contribution.Its autobiographical flavor is reminiscent of Archimedes in "Sand Reckoner".It allows him to stake out a clear and non-partisan position on the "where is the algebra?" question, on which scholarly debates often produce more heat than light. So multi-faceted a book, one could wish an Index fuller than a mere 2 pages.Typos are too frequent for a good house like Springer, including two I found in names of authors or book titles.But the book's cultural sweep is admirable throughout, its bibliography good. TL Heath's 1933 report about the Cambridge undergraduate, so struck by Euclid ("a book to be read in bed or on a holiday") may have been exaggerated, making him over into a Young Werther.But Artmann's charming and learned book really is hard to put down, on or off holiday. [note: this is a lightly revised version of a review I submitted a few days ago.-Malcolm Brown]
Roots of mathematics in our Western Culture He largely disregards smallscale battles amongst the superspecialists ("all modern translations of Elements are satisfactory").He overturns the fashionable idea that the "Two Cultures" cannot communicate.(Rilke has things to say, perhaps not to Hilbert, but to the widely cultured mathematician, about Widerspruch!) About the pre-Euclidean origins of mathematics, he overmodestly disclaims specialist knowledge.An example:his tracing of the earliest technical work on dodecahedrons and icosahedrons via pre-Euclideans such as Theaetetus (Plato's friend), and on up to the Group Theory work on isomorphisms of the 1990s A.D. is done well and surefootedly. Too bad his modesty barred him ("I leave that to the specialists") from analyzing the pre-history of Euclid's Book XII, the classical ancestor of our integral calculus.The fact is that he knows a great deal about Eudoxus (another friend of Plato's).Perhaps more detail in a Second Edition? His work on the so-called Euclidean Algorithm (finding a greatest common factor) also contributes importantly.Its autobiographical flavor is reminiscent of that of Archimedes' in "Sand Reckoner".It allows him to stake out a clear and non-partisan position on the question "where is the algebra?" question, on which scholarly debates often produce more heat than light. So multi-faceted a book, one could wish a fuller Index.But the cultural sweep is admirable throughout.TL Heath's 1933 report about the Cambridge undergraduate, so struck by Euclid ("a book to be read in bed or on a holiday") may have exaggerated, making him over into a Young Werther.But Artmann's charming and learned book really is hard to put down, even at vacationtime. ... Read more |
11. Companion to Euclid: A Course of Geometry, Based on Euclid's Elements and Its Modern Descendants (Berkeley Mathematical Lecture Notes Vol 9) by Robin Hartshorne | |
Paperback: 362
Pages
(1997-07)
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12. A Key to the Exercises in Elements of Geometry [Euclid, Book 1-6 Andportions of Book 11,12]. by James Hamblin Smith | |
Paperback: 270
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(2010-02-14)
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13. Euclid's Elements of geometry: books I. II. III. IV., VI and portions of books V. and XI., with notes, examples, exercises, appendices and a collection of examination papers by Euclid Euclid, A E. Layng | |
Paperback: 376
Pages
(2010-08-03)
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14. The Commentary of Al-Nayrizi on Book I of Euclid's Elements of Geometry: An Introduction on the Transmission of Euclid's Elements in the Middle Ages (Ancient ... and Medieval Texts and Contexts, 1) by Anaritius, Anthony Lo Bello | |
Hardcover: 280
Pages
(2003-09)
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15. Euclids elements of geometry by Euclid Euclid, H M Taylor | |
Paperback: 534
Pages
(2010-08-08)
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16. Gerard of Cremona's Translation of the Commentary of Al-Nayrizi on Book I of Euclid's Elements of Geometry: With an Introductory Account of the Twenty-Two ... and Medieval Texts and Contexts, 2) by Anaritius, Gherardo, Anthony Lo Bello | |
Hardcover: 192
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(2003-10)
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17. Euclid'S Elements of Geometry: Chiefly from the Text of Dr. Simson with Explanatory Notes ... by Euclid, Robert Potts | |
Paperback: 110
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(2010-01-09)
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18. The Commentary of Albertus Magnus on Book 1 of Euclid's Elements of Geometry (Ancient Mediterranean and Medieval Texts and Contexts, V. 4) by Magnus, Saint Albertus | |
Hardcover: 342
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(2003-09)
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19. The Geometry Of The Three First Books Of Euclid, By Direct Proof From Definitions Alone: With An Introduction On The Principles Of The Science by Euclid, Hensleigh Wedgwood | |
Hardcover: 112
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(2007-07-25)
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20. Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid: With a Supplement On the Quadrature of the Circle, and the Geometry of Solids: To Which ... Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry by Euclid | |
Paperback: 322
Pages
(2010-02-22)
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