Beautiful geometry / Eli Maor and Eugen Jost.
By: Maor, Eli.
Contributor(s): Jost, Eugen.
Material type: TextPublisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2014Description: x, 187 p. : illlustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780691150994 (cloth : acidfree paper).Subject(s): Geometry  History  Geometry  History  Pictorial works  Geometry in art  MATHEMATICS / Geometry / General  MATHEMATICS / History & PhilosophyDDC classification: 516Item type  Current location  Call number  Status  Date due  Barcode  Item holds  

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ISI Library, Kolkata

516 M296 (Browse shelf)  Available  135571 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183184) and index.
1. Thales of Miletus 
2. Triangles of equal area 
3. Quadrilaterals 
4. Perfect numbers and triangular numbers 
5. The Pythagorean Theorem I 
6. The Pythagorean Theorem II 
7. Pythagorean triples 
8. The square root of 2 
9. A repertoire of means 
10. More about means 
11. Two theorems from Euclid 
12. Different, yet the same 
13. One theorem, three proofs 
14. The prime numbers 
15. Two prime mysteries 
16. 0.999...=? 
17. Eleven 
18. Euclidean constructions 
19. Hexagons 
20. Fibonacci numbers 
21. The golden ratio 
22. The Pentagon 
23. The 17sided regular polygon 
24. Fifty 
25. Doubling the cube 
26. Squaring the circle 
27. Archimedes measures the circle 
28. The digit hunters 
29. Conics 
30. 3/3 = 4/4 
31. The harmonic series 
32. Ceva's Theorem 
33. e 
34. Spira mirabilis 
35. The cycloid 
36. Epicycloids and Hypocycloids 
37. The Euler line 
38. Inversion 
39. Steiner's porism 
40. Line designs 
41. The French connection 
42. The audible made visible 
43. Lissajous figures 
44. Symmetry I 
45. Symmetry II 
46. The Reuleaux triangle 
47. Pick's Theorem 
48. Morley's Theorem 
49. The Snowflake Curve 
50. Sierpinski's triangle 
51. Beyond Infinity 
Appendix: Proofs of selected Theorems mentioned in this book
Bibliography
Index.
"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 straightedgeandcompass constructions to intriguing configurations involving infinity. The result is a delightful and informative illustrated tour through the 2,500yearold history of one of the most important and beautiful branches of mathematics"
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