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Title: Leonardo da Vinci's Geometric Sketches
Url: http://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/convergence/leonardo-da-vincis-g...
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America
Description: How do you solve a problem like solids, mathematically speaking? Well, you could use this rather fascinating resource provided by the Convergence magazine. Offered as an educational resource by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), this particular resource brings together the work of the Franciscan friar Luca Pacioli (c.1445-1509) and the geometric sketches of Leonardo Da Vinci. Both men were interested in geometry, and this piece offers up a number of plate facsimiles of illustrations created by Da Vinci. Here visitors will find an introduction to this educational resource, along with illustrations of cubes, octahedrons, and cylinders. The accompanying article was written by Frank J. Swetz, and it is easy to see how these materials could be incorporated into a classroom discussion about the history of mathematics.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Personal bibliography -- L -- Leonardo da Vinci
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Analytic geometry -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Elementary geometry -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- History
GEM Subject: Mathematics
Mathematics -- Informal education
Mathematics -- Careers
Mathematics -- Geometry
Key Concept: Mathematics
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: The Mathematical Association of America
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-09-15 15:04:41 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2015-08-10 09:11:29 (W3C-DTF)
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