Wonders of Ancient Greek Mathematics
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|Timothy Reluga; Tufts University|
|An arbitrary collection of interesting solutions to geometric problems discovered and solved by the Greeks, limited to intuitive, elegant, or beautiful solutions and some that do not meet these requirements, serving as reminders of the level to which Greek mathematics rose before the collapse during the Dark Ages. Contents include: Squaring the Circle; Trisecting the Angle; Pythagoras' Theorem; The Golden Section; Splitting the prism and the Method of Exhaustions; Archimedes' Spiral; Constructions defined; Biographies of mathematicians, modern and ancient; Geographic Locations and some bibliographic info on ancient Greek thinkers.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Golden Ratio/Fibonacci, Conic Sections and Circles, Constructions, Triangles and Other Polygons, History and Biography|
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