Friday, December 31, 2010

How Round Is Your Circle? review

Here is my previous post on this book and its website,

The subtitle for this book is Where Mathematics and Engineering Meet. This is a good summary of the book, as it looks at interesting ideas, concepts, situations, and problems in both fields, but relating both to the current topic. The major topics are on making accurately straight lines and round circles. Other ideas discussed are constant width solids (not always spheres), leaning stacks of dominoes, mechanical linkages, drilling square holes, and other irregular shapes, solids, and methods for doing physical, mechanical things.

I think the authors hit the nail on the head for a good topic to right on. The book appears to be interesting and written very well, and I plan to enjoy it a lot.

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