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Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity

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A comprehensive look at four of the most famous problems in mathematics

Tales of Impossibility recounts the intriguing story of the renowned problems of antiquity, four of the most famous and studied questions in the history of mathematics. First posed by the ancient Greeks, these compass and straightedge problems--squaring the circle, trisecting an angle, doubling the cube, and inscribing regul/>Tales
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Hardcover, 456 pages
Published October 8th 2019 by Princeton University Press
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David Richeson is a professor of mathematics at Dickinson College and the editor of Math Horizons, the undergraduate magazine of the Mathematical Association of America. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College and his masters and PhD from Northwestern University. He lives with his wife and two children in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.