By E. H. Lockwood
This booklet opens up a major box of arithmetic at an hassle-free point, one within which the component of aesthetic excitement, either within the shapes of the curves and of their mathematical relationships, is dominant. This ebook describes equipment of drawing aircraft curves, starting with conic sections (parabola, ellipse and hyperbola), and happening to cycloidal curves, spirals, glissettes, pedal curves, strophoids and so forth. typically, 'envelope tools' 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 colleges, yet may also be a reference for draughtsmen and mechanical engineers. As a textual content on complicated aircraft geometry it's going to attract natural mathematicians with an curiosity in geometry, and to scholars for whom Euclidean geometry isn't really a significant examine.
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A Book of Curves by E. H. Lockwood