Front cover image for Measurement


Paul Lockhart (Author)
Explains how math should be done. With plain English and pictures, Lockhart makes complex ideas about shape and motion intuitive and graspable, and offers a solution to math phobia by introducing us to math as an artful way of thinking and living
eBook, English, 2012
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2012
1 online resource (ix, 407 pages) : illustrations
9780674067349, 9780674071179, 0674067347, 0674071174
Reality and imagination
On problems
Part One. Size and Shape. In which we begin our investigation of abstract geometrical figures ; Symmetrical tiling and angle measurement ; Scaling and proportion ; Length, area, and volume ; The method of exhaustion and its consequences ; Polygons and trigonometry ; Conic sections and projective geometry ; Mechanical curves
Part Two. Time and Space. Containing some thoughts on mathematical motion ; Coordinate systems and dimension ; Motion as a numerical relationship ; Vector representation and mechanical relativity ; The measurement of velocity ; The differential calculus and its myriad uses ; Some final words of encouragement to the reader
Includes index
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