Geometry: Our Cultural Heritage
by A Holme;Audun Holme (9783540419495)

Geometry: Our Cultural Heritage
 
A Holme;Audun Holme
Release Date: 01 January 2001
Format: Hardback
Pages: 378
Category: Geometry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540419495
ISBN-10: 3540419497



This book contains selected topics from the history of geometry, with "modern" proofs of some of the results, as well as a fully modern treatment of selected basic issues in geometry. The book aims at future teachers of mathematics. All too often the geometry which goes into the syllabus for teacher-students presents the material as pedantic and formalistic, suppressing its dynamic character and its role as part of the foundation for our common cultural heritage. The motivation for the book is to open up these aspects of the field. Another motivation is to provide an invitation to mathematics in general. It is an unfortunate fact that today, at a time when mathematics and knowledge of mathematics are more important than ever, phrases like math avoidance and math anxiety are very much in the public vocabulary. An important task is seriously attempting to heal these ills. Thus the book also aims at an informed public, interested in making a new beginning in math.

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