Item description for Shadows of the Circle: Conic Sections, Optimal Figures and Non-Euclidean Geometry by Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen...
This work offers insights on various facets of geometry through development of four geometric themes: ellipse, the shape or shadow cast by a cirlce; all three types of conic sections - the ellipse, the parabola and the hyperbola; certain properties of geometric figures related to the problem of finding the largest areas that can be enclosed by a curve of given length - the isoperimetric problem; and a development of the non-Euclidean geometry in the Poincare disc model of the hyperbolic plane.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.87" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 981023418X ISBN13 9789810234188
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More About Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen
Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen has an academic affiliation as follows - Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby.