Oliver Byrne's edition of Euclid
Library Home 
Full Table of Contents 
Library Help
http://www.sunsite.ubc.ca/DigitalMathArchive/Euclid/  


Digital Mathematics Archive, Univ. of British Columbia  
An unusual and attractive edition of Euclid was published in 1847 in England, edited by an otherwise unknown mathematician named Oliver Byrne. It covers the first 6 books of Euclid, which range through most of elementary plane geometry and the theory of proportions. What distinguishes Byrne's edition is that he attempts to present Euclid's proofs in terms of pictures, using as little text  and in particular as few labels  as possible.  


Levels:  Middle School (68), High School (912), College 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Books 
Math Topics:  Euclidean Plane Geometry 
[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]
© 1994 The Math Forum at NCTM. All rights reserved.
http://mathforum.org/