By Felix Klein

ISBN-10: 1407602764

ISBN-13: 9781407602769

Generally considered as a vintage of contemporary arithmetic, this improved model of Felix Klein's celebrated 1894 lectures makes use of modern strategies to check 3 well-known difficulties of antiquity: doubling the amount of a dice, trisecting an attitude, and squaring a circle. modern-day scholars will locate this quantity of specific curiosity in its solutions to such questions as: lower than what situations is a geometrical development attainable? through what capacity can a geometrical building be effected? What are transcendental numbers, and the way are you able to turn out that e and pi are transcendental? the simple remedy calls for no larger wisdom of arithmetic. Unabridged reprint of the vintage 1930 moment variation.

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