THE WONDERFUL USES OF GEOMETRY, FROM PREHISTORY TO THE SPACE AGE
AS MARAVILHOSAS UTILIDADES DA GEOMETRIA, DA PRÉ-HISTÓRIA À ERA ESPACIAL
With pedagogical clarity, professor Adalberto Ramón Valderrama Gerbasi presents Geometry in a captivating way through phenomena of nature and truly fantastic human achievements. He dedicates each chapter to a different subject: History and Development of Geometry; Greek Geometry; The Three Problems of Antiquity; Conics; Spirals and Rosaceae; Cyclical Curves ; Catenary and Normal Curves. The author explains in detail, in a simple and objective way, all chapters, avoiding the presentation of mathematical demonstrations, except when strictly necessary. It opens a door to the garden of geometric curiosities, providing the reader with information that arouses curiosity. This book makes that topics that were once feared by teachers, students, and beginners become nice and interesting. In this way, the study, understanding and learning of Geometry become easier.