terça-feira, 4 de junho de 2013
FamousMathProbs12: Euclid's construction problems I
Publicado em 17/04/2013 Euclid's treatise the Elements is easily the greatest mathematical text of all time. Book I lays out basics of planar geometry, with an alternation between theory and practice, where practice means solving explicit construction problems with straight-edge and compass. In this lecture we look at most of these problems, sometimes departing from Euclid's order and presentation, but not from his spirit.