Shirali, Shailesh
(2020)
What can we construct? – part 1.
At Right Angles (7).
pp. 818.
ISSN 25821873
Abstract
The geometers of ancient Greece invented a peculiargame for themselves, a game called construction,whose objective is to draw various geometric figuresof interest. We are permitted to use just two instruments: an unmarked straightedge(a ‘ruler’), and a compass. Using just these two instruments, how far can we go? What can we construct, and what can we not construct? This now becomes a mathematical question of considerable interest.
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