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Famous problems of elementary geometry : the duplication of the cube ; the trisection of an angle ; the quadrature of the circle ; an authorized translation of F. Klein's Vorträge über ausgewählte fragen der elementargeometrie, ausgearbeitet von F. Tägert

Author: Felix Klein; Wooster Woodruff Beman; David Eugene Smith
Publisher: Boston ; London : Ginn & Co., 1897.
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Klein, Felix, 1849-1925.
Famous problems of elementary geometry.
Boston, London, Ginn & Co., 1897
(OCoLC)609262273
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felix Klein; Wooster Woodruff Beman; David Eugene Smith
OCLC Number: 580519
Notes: Lettered on cover: Problems in geometry. Beman and Smith.
Description: ix, 80 pages : diagrams ; 19 cm
Contents: pt. I. The possibility of the construction of algebraic expression. Algebraic equations solvable by square roots --
The Delian problem and the trisection of the angle --
The division of the circle into equal parts --
The construction of the regular polygon of 17 sides --
General considerations on algebraic constructions --
pt. II. Transcendental numbers and the quadrature of the circle. Cantor's demonstration of the existence of transcendental numbers --
Historical survey of the attempts at the computation and construction of [pi] --
The transcendence of the number e --
The transcendence of the number [pi] --
The integraph and the geometric construction of [pi].
Other Titles: Vorträge über ausgewählte fragen der elementargeometrie.
Responsibility: by Wooster Woodruff Beman ... and David Eugene Smith ...

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