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Paperback Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity Book

ISBN: 0691218722

ISBN13: 9780691218724

Tales of Impossibility: The 2000-Year Quest to Solve the Mathematical Problems of Antiquity

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A comprehensive look at four of the most famous problems in mathematics Tales of Impossibility recounts the intriguing story of the renowned problems of antiquity, four of the most famous and studied questions in the history of mathematics. First posed by the ancient Greeks, these compass and straightedge problems--squaring the circle, trisecting an angle, doubling the cube, and inscribing regular polygons in a circle--have served as ever-present...

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