Pedoe, Daniel
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Works:  55 works in 232 publications in 7 languages and 4,899 library holdings 

Genres:  Popular works History Art 
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Classifications:  QA445, 516 
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Most widely held works by
Daniel Pedoe
A course of geometry for colleges and universities by
Daniel Pedoe(
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34 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A lucid and masterly survey."Mathematics GazetteProfessor Pedoe is widely known as a fine teacher and a fine geometer. His abilities in both areas are clearly evident in this selfcontained, wellwritten, and lucid introduction to the scope and methods of elementary geometry. It covers the geometry usually included in undergraduate courses in mathematics, except for the theory of convex sets. Based on a course given by the author for several years at the University of Minnesota, the main purpose of the book is to increase geometrical, and therefore mathematical, understanding and to help students enjoy geometry. Among the topics discussed: the use of vectors and their products in work on Desargues' and Pappus' theorem and the ninepoint circle; circles and coaxal systems; the representation of circles by points in three dimensions; mappings of the Euclidean plane, similitudes, isometries, mappings of the inversive plane, and Moebius transformations; projective geometry of the plane, space, and n dimensions; the projective generation of conics and quadrics; Moebius tetrahedra; the tetrahedral complex; the twisted cubic curve; the cubic surface; oriented circles; and introduction to algebraic geometry. In addition, three appendices deal with Euclidean definitions, postulates, and propositions; the GrassmannPluecker coordinates of lines in S3, and the group of circular transformations. Among the outstanding features of this book are its many worked examples and over 500 exercises to test geometrical understanding
34 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A lucid and masterly survey."Mathematics GazetteProfessor Pedoe is widely known as a fine teacher and a fine geometer. His abilities in both areas are clearly evident in this selfcontained, wellwritten, and lucid introduction to the scope and methods of elementary geometry. It covers the geometry usually included in undergraduate courses in mathematics, except for the theory of convex sets. Based on a course given by the author for several years at the University of Minnesota, the main purpose of the book is to increase geometrical, and therefore mathematical, understanding and to help students enjoy geometry. Among the topics discussed: the use of vectors and their products in work on Desargues' and Pappus' theorem and the ninepoint circle; circles and coaxal systems; the representation of circles by points in three dimensions; mappings of the Euclidean plane, similitudes, isometries, mappings of the inversive plane, and Moebius transformations; projective geometry of the plane, space, and n dimensions; the projective generation of conics and quadrics; Moebius tetrahedra; the tetrahedral complex; the twisted cubic curve; the cubic surface; oriented circles; and introduction to algebraic geometry. In addition, three appendices deal with Euclidean definitions, postulates, and propositions; the GrassmannPluecker coordinates of lines in S3, and the group of circular transformations. Among the outstanding features of this book are its many worked examples and over 500 exercises to test geometrical understanding
A geometric introduction to linear algebra by
Daniel Pedoe(
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25 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Circles : a mathematical view by
Daniel Pedoe(
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30 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This revised edition of a mathematical classic originally published in 1957 will bring to a new generation of students the enjoyment of investigating that simplest of mathematical figures, the circle. As a concession to the general neglect of geometry in school and college curricula, however, the author has supplemented this new edition with a chapter 0 designed to introduce readers to the special vocabulary of circle concepts with which the author could assume his readers of two generations ago were familiar. For example, Pedoe carefully explains what is meant by the circumcircle, incircle, and excircles of a triangle as well as the circumcentre, incentre, and otrthocentre. The reader can then understand his discussion in Chapter 1 of the ninepoint circle, and of Feuerbach's theorem. As an appendix, Pedoe includes a biographical article by Laura Guggenbuhl on Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach, a littleknown mathematician with a tragically short life, who published his theorem in a slender geometric treatise in 1822. Readers of Circles need only be armed with paper, pencil, compass and straightedge to find great pleasure in following the constructions and theorems. Those who think that geometry using Euclidean tools died out with the ancient Greeks will be pleasantly surprised to learn many interesting results which were only discovered in modern time. And those who think that they learned all they needed to know about circles in high school will find much to enlighten them in chapters dealing with the representation of a circle by a point in threespace, a model for nonEuclidean geometry, and isoperimetric property of the circle.  from back cover
30 editions published between 1957 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This revised edition of a mathematical classic originally published in 1957 will bring to a new generation of students the enjoyment of investigating that simplest of mathematical figures, the circle. As a concession to the general neglect of geometry in school and college curricula, however, the author has supplemented this new edition with a chapter 0 designed to introduce readers to the special vocabulary of circle concepts with which the author could assume his readers of two generations ago were familiar. For example, Pedoe carefully explains what is meant by the circumcircle, incircle, and excircles of a triangle as well as the circumcentre, incentre, and otrthocentre. The reader can then understand his discussion in Chapter 1 of the ninepoint circle, and of Feuerbach's theorem. As an appendix, Pedoe includes a biographical article by Laura Guggenbuhl on Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach, a littleknown mathematician with a tragically short life, who published his theorem in a slender geometric treatise in 1822. Readers of Circles need only be armed with paper, pencil, compass and straightedge to find great pleasure in following the constructions and theorems. Those who think that geometry using Euclidean tools died out with the ancient Greeks will be pleasantly surprised to learn many interesting results which were only discovered in modern time. And those who think that they learned all they needed to know about circles in high school will find much to enlighten them in chapters dealing with the representation of a circle by a point in threespace, a model for nonEuclidean geometry, and isoperimetric property of the circle.  from back cover
Geometry and the liberal arts by
Daniel Pedoe(
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23 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De ontwikkeling van de meetkunde en haar relatie tot de kunst
23 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De ontwikkeling van de meetkunde en haar relatie tot de kunst
An introduction to projective geometry by
Daniel Pedoe(
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19 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Circles by
Daniel Pedoe(
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19 editions published between 1947 and 1957 in English and Italian and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published between 1947 and 1957 in English and Italian and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometry and the visual arts by
Daniel Pedoe(
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13 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Takes a provocative look at the crucial importance of geometry in the development of Western aesthetics. The author traces the effects of geometry on artistic achievement and clearly discusses its fundamental importance to artists, scientists, architects, philosophers and others."Back cover
13 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Takes a provocative look at the crucial importance of geometry in the development of Western aesthetics. The author traces the effects of geometry on artistic achievement and clearly discusses its fundamental importance to artists, scientists, architects, philosophers and others."Back cover
Japanese temple geometry problems = Sangaku by
Hidetoshi Fukagawa(
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6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The college geometry project(
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1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents 12 films developed between 1965 and 1971 at the University of Minnesota which explain a broad range of topics
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents 12 films developed between 1965 and 1971 at the University of Minnesota which explain a broad range of topics
Methods of algebraic geometry by
W. V. D Hodge(
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4 editions published between 1947 and 1994 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic work, in three volumes, provides a lucid and rigorous account of the foundations of modern algebraic geometry. The authors have confined themselves to fundamental concepts and geometrical methods, and do not give detailed developments of geometrical properties but geometrical meaning has been emphasized throughout
4 editions published between 1947 and 1994 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic work, in three volumes, provides a lucid and rigorous account of the foundations of modern algebraic geometry. The authors have confined themselves to fundamental concepts and geometrical methods, and do not give detailed developments of geometrical properties but geometrical meaning has been emphasized throughout
Book 1, Algebraic preliminaries. Book 2, Projective Space by
W. V. D Hodge(
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4 editions published between 1953 and 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1953 and 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book 3. General theory of algebraic varieties in projective space. Book 4. Quadrics and Grassmann varieties by
W. V. D Hodge(
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3 editions published between 1952 and 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1952 and 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gentle art of mathematics by
Daniel Pedoe(
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1 edition published in 1966 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Dan Pedoe uses a variety of practical applications and puzzles in taking a pleasantly lighthearted look at today's mathematical trends. He is comfortable illuminating such dark mysteries as the notion of infinity, the laws of probability and the algebra of classes. Yet he is equally happy clearing up such puzzling sideissues as how to take off your vest without first taking off your jacket, the twelvecoin problem, and what Newton told Pepys about dicethrowing. In nine chapters on an equal number of subjects, the author introduces mathematical games, including the use of the binary system ijn winning at Nim; chance and choice, with a method of calculating your odds of winning; where does it end, including the question  which is larger, the class of all integers or the class of all odd integers; automatic thinking, or mathematical logic; twoway stretch, an introduction to topology; rules of play, or how the laws of algebra work; an accountant's nightmare, with more problems of irrational numbers and infinity; and, double talk, or tricks with logic. Throughout there are a number of practical examples and a number of problems that you can try on your friends. What is more, the problems in the book work closely to give you a good understanding of modern mathematical thought. For those who have finished high school algebra and want to know more about what mathematics has to offer, The Gentle Art of Mathematics will be a good introduction to more advanced study in the field.For those who just want to be entertained or to tease their brains with mathematical problems, this book offers a great amount of material for mental stimulation.  from back cover
1 edition published in 1966 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Dan Pedoe uses a variety of practical applications and puzzles in taking a pleasantly lighthearted look at today's mathematical trends. He is comfortable illuminating such dark mysteries as the notion of infinity, the laws of probability and the algebra of classes. Yet he is equally happy clearing up such puzzling sideissues as how to take off your vest without first taking off your jacket, the twelvecoin problem, and what Newton told Pepys about dicethrowing. In nine chapters on an equal number of subjects, the author introduces mathematical games, including the use of the binary system ijn winning at Nim; chance and choice, with a method of calculating your odds of winning; where does it end, including the question  which is larger, the class of all integers or the class of all odd integers; automatic thinking, or mathematical logic; twoway stretch, an introduction to topology; rules of play, or how the laws of algebra work; an accountant's nightmare, with more problems of irrational numbers and infinity; and, double talk, or tricks with logic. Throughout there are a number of practical examples and a number of problems that you can try on your friends. What is more, the problems in the book work closely to give you a good understanding of modern mathematical thought. For those who have finished high school algebra and want to know more about what mathematics has to offer, The Gentle Art of Mathematics will be a good introduction to more advanced study in the field.For those who just want to be entertained or to tease their brains with mathematical problems, this book offers a great amount of material for mental stimulation.  from back cover
Metody algebraicheskoĭ geometrii by
W. V. D Hodge(
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in Russian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in Russian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methods of algebraic geometry by
W. V. D Hodge(
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1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Algebraic preliminaries by
W. V. D Hodge(
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3 editions published between 1953 and 1994 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1953 and 1994 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shu xue de yi shu(
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1 edition published in 1976 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1976 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nihon no kika nandai tokemasuka(
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2 editions published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shu xue de yi shu by
Daniel Pedoe(
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2 editions published in 1972 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1972 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methods of algebraic geometry by
W. V. D Hodge(
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2 editions published between 1954 and 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
2 editions published between 1954 and 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 Fukagawa, Hidetoshi 1943 Author
 Charles Babbage Research Centre
 Hodge, William Vallance Douglas Author
 Schuster, Seymour
 Coxeter, H. S. M. (Harold Scott Macdonald) 19072003
 Mathematical Association of America Publisher
 Davis, Chandler
 Moser, W. O. J.
 Konhauser, Joseph D. E. 19241992
 Temme, N.M. (Nicolaas Maria) 1940
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