New PDF release: A Book of Curves

By E. H. Lockwood

ISBN-10: 0521044448

ISBN-13: 9780521044448

ISBN-10: 0521055857

ISBN-13: 9780521055857

This publication opens up a massive box of arithmetic at an common point, one within which the component of aesthetic excitement, either within the shapes of the curves and of their mathematical relationships, is dominant. This booklet describes tools of drawing airplane curves, starting with conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola), and occurring to cycloidal curves, spirals, glissettes, pedal curves, strophoids etc. quite often, 'envelope tools' are used. There are twenty-five full-page plates and over 90 smaller diagrams within the textual content. The booklet can be utilized in faculties, yet can be a reference for draughtsmen and mechanical engineers. As a textual content on complex airplane geometry it may attract natural mathematicians with an curiosity in geometry, and to scholars for whom Euclidean geometry isn't a significant learn.

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