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(1) Analytic Geometry (2) Elementary Mensuration, Constructive Plane Geometry, and Numerical Trigonometry (3) Lectures on the Philosophy of Mathematics

Nature volume 104, pages 390391 (18 December 1919) | Download Citation



(1) PROFS. ROBERTS AND COLPITTS have wisely included in a single course on “Analytic Geometry” the most important parts of the theory of conic sections, the theory of curves in Cartesian and polar co-ordinates, and the elements of solid geometry treated analytically, thus representing as a connected whole the parts of co-ordinate geometry in which every university student of mathematics should be thoroughly grounded. The book is very sound peda-gogically, the treatment being based largely on the intuitive use of geometrical constructions. The figures are well and neatly drawn, and many of the curves are accurately plotted.

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