Ruler and Compass

Ruler and Compass: Practical Geometric Constructions

Non-Fiction, Education, Science & Maths, Mathematics
Paperback Published on: 22/10/2009
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Synopsis

How do you draw a heptagon? What about a heptakaidecagon? How do you fit circles perfectly into triangles? And around them? If the computer is down - could you do it with ruler and compass? In this unique little book, Andrew Sutton guides you through the once treasured principles of ruler and compass constructions, used for centuries by architects, carpenters, stonemasons and master craftsmen. Designed to last until the lights go out, this is a timeless book. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

  • Publisher: Wooden Books
  • ISBN: 9781904263661
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Dimensions: 125 x 155 mm

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