Geometry's Great Thinkers
This book introduces students to both ancient and modern pioneer figures of geometry. Students are entertainingly guided through important theories and concepts integral to the use of geometry. Includes detailed background information on Pythagoras of Samos, Euclid of Alexandria, Rene Descartes, and Grace Chisholm Young. Fascinating coverage is provided on the models of the Pythagorean theorem, the basics of Euclidean geometry, and the Cartesian coordinate system.