Geometry - Our Cultural Heritage - A. Holme, Audun Holme (2002)
ISBN 3540419497
Subject Geometry - History
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication Date 2002
Format Hardcover (2 x 1 mm)
Language English
This book contains selected topics from the history of geometry, with "modern" proofs of some of the results, as well as a fully modern treatment of selected basic issues in geometry. The book aims at future teachers of mathematics. All too often the geometry which goes into the syllabus for teacher-students presents the material as pedantic and formalistic, suppressing its dynamic character and its role as part of the foundation for our common cultural heritage. The motivation for the book is to open up these aspects of the field. Another motivation is to provide an invitation to mathematics in general. It is an unfortunate fact that today, at a time when mathematics and knowledge of mathematics are more important than ever, phrases like math avoidance and math anxiety are very much in the public vocabulary. An important task is seriously attempting to heal these ills. Thus the book also aims at an informed public, interested in making a new beginning in math.
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 2146
Read It Yes
Loaned To Lex Oversteegen
Loan Date 5/6/2010
Due Date 8/14/2010
Overdue Yes
Links Barnes & Noble
Product Details
LoC Classification QA443.5.H65 2002
Dewey 516/.009
No. of Pages 378