TRIANGLES by Henry M Neely

TRIANGLES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Students who question the advantages of studying higher mathematics will be vastly enlightened (if not won over) by Henry Neely's contention that ""modern living would not be possible if it were not for trigonometry"". How triangles are useful in our own biology as well as in the external world is demonstrated before the technical discussion of the equilateral, and isoceles triangles, the construction of right angles, and calculations by means of the functions, to name a few of the topics. As Mr. Neely explains the development of the triangle from Egyptian recordings, the reader is invited to perform experiments with straightedge and pencil. Though the language of the book is designed to capture the popular audience, it is nonetheless a book that will appeal especially to the mathematically oriented.

Pub Date: April 23rd, 1962
Publisher: Crowell