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Practical Plane and Solid Geometry for Elementary Students

Nature volume 68, page 293 (30 July 1903) | Download Citation



THIS little book will be found very useful for the teaching of the fundamental principles of geometry to young students. The most important properties of triangles and other plane figures are illustrated by means of accurate drawing and numerical calculation, and thus appeal more readily to the understanding and memory than if the beginner were made acquainted with them by means of the severe and tedious logic of Euclid. The great advantage of such a book as this is that it prepares the mind of the beginner for methods of accurate logical demonstration at a later stage in his studies. The very large number of numerical exercises requiring calculation and the use of instruments should suffice to give the student a very firm knowledge of all the important part of elementary geometry; and for this reason the book can be confidently recommended to teachers.

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