Suitable for beginners and experienced mathematicians, this book begins with examples of the simplest curves and surfaces, including thread ...Show synopsisSuitable for beginners and experienced mathematicians, this book begins with examples of the simplest curves and surfaces, including thread constructions of certain quadrics and other surfaces. It offers a discussion of linkages and the geometry of configurations of points and rods that are connected and, perhaps, constrained in some way.Hide synopsis
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Description:Tall HARDBACK no Dustjacket, 1983 edition, navy blue cloth w...Tall HARDBACK no Dustjacket, 1983 edition, navy blue cloth w/gilt lettering, book plate inside, includes illustrations, Figures, Index, some shelf wear, near Fine copy! FREE USPS TRACKING NUMBER! Chelsea Publishing House, 1983. In 1899, Hilbert proposed the Hilbert's axioms, substituting the traditional axioms of Euclid. They avoid weaknesses identified in those of Euclid, whose works at the time were still used textbook-fashion. Hilbert's approach signaled the shift to the modern axiomatic method. Axioms are not taken as self-evident truths. Geometry may treat things, about which we have powerful intuitions, but it is not necessary to assign any explicit meaning to the undefined concepts. The elements, such as point, line, plane, and others, could be substituted, as Hilbert is reported to have said, by tables, chairs, glasses of beer and other such objects. It is their defined relationships that are discussed. Hilbert first enumerates the undefined concepts: point, line, plane, lying on (a relation between points and lines, points and planes, and lines and planes), betweenness, congruence of pairs of points (line segments), and congruence of angles. The axioms unify both the plane geometry and solid geometry of Euclid in a single system. Hilbert put forth a most influential list of 23 unsolved problems at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris in 1900. This is generally reckoned the most successful and deeply considered compilation of open problems ever to be produced by an individual mathematician.
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