Book of Curves
By (author) E. H. Lockwood
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Book of Curves by E. H. Lockwood
Book DescriptionThis book opens up an important field of mathematics at an elementary level, one in which the element of aesthetic pleasure, both in the shapes of the curves and in their mathematical relationships, is dominant. This book describes methods of drawing plane curves, beginning with conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola), and going on to cycloidal curves, spirals, glissettes, pedal curves, strophoids and so on. In general, 'envelope methods' are used. There are twenty-five full-page plates and over ninety smaller diagrams in the text. The book can be used in schools, but will also be a reference for draughtsmen and mechanical engineers. As a text on advanced plane geometry it should appeal to pure mathematicians with an interest in geometry, and to students for whom Euclidean geometry is not a principal study.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521044448
(246mm x 189mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Originally published in 1940, this book caters for students of science who wish to develop their mathematical and reasoning skills.
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