A Book of Curves by E. H. Lockwood

By E. H. Lockwood

This publication opens up a big box of arithmetic at an undemanding point, one within which the component to aesthetic excitement, either within the shapes of the curves and of their mathematical relationships, is dominant. This booklet describes equipment of drawing airplane curves, starting with conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola), and occurring to cycloidal curves, spirals, glissettes, pedal curves, strophoids and so forth. mostly, 'envelope equipment' are used. There are twenty-five full-page plates and over 90 smaller diagrams within the textual content. The e-book can be utilized in faculties, yet may also be a reference for draughtsmen and mechanical engineers. As a textual content on complicated aircraft geometry it's going to entice natural mathematicians with an curiosity in geometry, and to scholars for whom Euclidean geometry isn't really a central learn.

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