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The Geometry of War, 1500-1750

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Visit this site: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/geometry/content.htm

Author:Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
Description: A virtual version of an exhibition from The Museum of the History of Science in Oxford on the uses of geometry in the art of warfare during the Renaissance. The site includes summaries that list the instruments and books in the exhibit and also provide a way into the Catalogue with figures illustrating every object. The summaries reflect the three main divisions of the exhibition - Gunnery, Rangefinding and Surveying, and Fortification - and also cover Troop Formations and the Telescope. The introductory essay from the printed catalogue is also available in electronic form, as is the bibliography. In addition, a Name Index offers a further means of moving between catalogue entries.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Museums, Articles, Bibliographies
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Euclidean Plane Geometry, History and Biography, Political Science

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