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Geometry etymology

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From: Roya (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Apr 29, 2001 at 22:48:09
Subject: Re: Geometry etymology

Hi Sarah,

You might be interested in the book "The Words of Mathematics : An
Etymological Dictionary of Mathematical Terms Used in English" by Steven
Schwartzman.  Here is this book in Amazon's website:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0883855119/themathforum/

Also, the following pages might interest you:

Naming Polygons and Polyhedra
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.polygon.names.html

Origin of the Word Pyramid
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/karen.7.05.99.html

Let us know if these pages were helpful to you.

 -Roya Salehi, for the T2T service


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