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Euclid and His Modern Rivals

Charles L. Dodgson

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ISBN 10: 1108001009 / ISBN 13: 9781108001007
Published by Cambridge University Press
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Paperback. 336 pages. Dimensions: 8.3in. x 5.5in. x 0.9in.Euclid and His Modern Rivals is a deeply convincing testament to the Greek mathematicians teachings of elementary geometry. Published in 1879, it is humorously constructed and written by Charles Dodgson (better known outside the mathematical world as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland) in the form of an intentionally unscientific dramatic comedy. Dodgson, mathematical lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford, sets out to provide evidentiary support for the claim that The Manual of Euclid is essentially the defining and exclusive textbook to be used for teaching elementary geometry. Euclids sequence and numbering of propositions and his treatment of parallels, states Dodgson, make convincing arguments that the Greek scholars text stands alone in the field of mathematics. The author pointedly recognises the abundance of significant work in the field, but maintains that none of the subsequent manuals can effectively serve as substitutes to Euclids early teachings of elementary geometry. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108001007

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Euclid and His Modern Rivals is a deeply convincing testament to the Greek mathematician's teachings of elementary geometry. Published in 1879, it is humorously constructed and written by Charles Dodgson (better known outside the mathematical world as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland) in the form of an intentionally unscientific dramatic comedy. Dodgson, mathematical lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford, sets out to provide evidentiary support for the claim that The Manual of Euclid is essentially the defining and exclusive textbook to be used for teaching elementary geometry. Euclid's sequence and numbering of propositions and his treatment of parallels, states Dodgson, make convincing arguments that the Greek scholar's text stands alone in the field of mathematics. The author pointedly recognises the abundance of significant work in the field, but maintains that none of the subsequent manuals can effectively serve as substitutes to Euclid's early teachings of elementary geometry.

Book Description: Euclid and His Modern Rivals is a humorously constructed, yet deeply convincing testament to the Greek mathematician's teachings of elementary geometry. Published in 1879, it appeared in the form of an intentionally unscientific dramatic comedy - Charles Dodgson's attempt to entertain his audience beyond the confining realm of mathematics.

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Title: Euclid and His Modern Rivals

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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