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|Ancient manuscripts from Egypt and China relate ideas concerning the calculation of the volumes of polyhedra, while the Greek tradition of geometry gave us the construction of the regular polyhedra or Platonic solids. In modern times, polyhedra and their symmetries have been cast in a new light by combinatorics and group theory. This book documents polyhedra throughout the development of mathematics, striking a balance between covering the historical development of the theory surrounding polyhedra and presenting a rigorous treatment of the mathematics involved.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Polyhedra, History and Biography|
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