Ruler and Compass: Practical Geometric Constructions
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Ruler and Compass: Practical Geometric Constructions

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Since the earliest times, mankind has employed the primary geometric forms of straight line and circle, in art, architecture, and mathematics. Originally marked out by eye and later by use of a stretched cord, in time these forms came to be made with the simple tools of ruler and compass.

This small book introduces the origins and basic principles of geometric constructions...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by Bloomsbury (first published October 22nd 2009)
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Scott
Ruler & Compass is a nice but short book full of amazing geometry tricks from dividing a rectangle with a harmonic series to producing a golden spiral / golden section. I enjoyed learning the techniques for producing all manner of geometric shapes using only a ruler & compass and was surprised to learn that it is impossible to produce a seven pointed star with only those two tools.
Sally
Jul 30, 2011 Sally rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Got out my ruler and compass, and (when I can keep them away from Sam) am really enjoying constructing some geometry! This really could serve as a jumping point for higher math and geometry for a visually- or hands-on-oriented child, OR adult. Fun stuff.
Matt O.
An excellent guide to the largely unappreciated art of compass and straightedge geometry. It has 177 mathematically described constructions!
Elentarri
A small, illustrated book that shows you how to draw geometric shapes with only a ruler and compass. Easy to use and a good reference book.
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