A Handy, Where-to-find-it Pocket Reference Companion to Euclid's Elements
ISBN10: 1888009217 ISBN13: 9781888009217 Contributors: Heath, Thomas Little, Sir (Translator) Publisher: Green Lion Pr Published: Oct 31 2002 Pages: 202 Weight: 0.44lbs. Height: 7.00" Width: 4.75" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
This handy totebook does more than allow rapid location of remembered propositions. Equally at home in backpack or pocket, on desk or bedside table, it has enjoyable possibilities limited only by your imagination. Its sturdy construction, heavy Kivar cover, and rounded corners make The Bones an excellent traveler. Tuck it into your pack when headed for a week in the backcountry---or a wait at the airport---and pull it out to offer yourself the entertainment of trying to reconstruct the proofs on your own. Read through this succinct presentation of the statements of Euclid's propositions, with their diagrams, to see the ingenious and elegant structure of Elements emerge. The Bones is valuable for anyone reading authors who cite Euclid, and especially for readers of authors who, like Newton, rely on Euclid without always citing the specific propositions.