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Polyhedra : "one of the most charming chapters of geometry"

Author: Peter R Cromwell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintView all editions and formats
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This book comprehensively documents the many and varied ways that polyhedra have come to the fore throughout the development of mathematics. The author strikes a balance between covering the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter R Cromwell
ISBN: 0521554322 9780521554329 0521664055 9780521664059
OCLC Number: 180091468
Description: XIII, 451 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Introduction; 1. Indivisible, inexpressible and unavoidable; 2. Rules and regularity; 3. Decline and rebirth of polyhedral geometry; 4. Fantasy, harmony and uniformity; 5. Surfaces, solids and spheres; 6. Equality, rigidity and flexibility; 7. Stars, stellations, and skeletons; 8. Symmetry, shape and structure; 9. Counting, colouring and computing; 10. Combination, transformation and decoration; Appendices.
Responsibility: Peter R. Cromwell.

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