What can we construct? – part 1
Shirali, Shailesh (2020) What can we construct? – part 1. At Right Angles (7). pp. 818. ISSN 25821873
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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.
Item Type:  Articles in APF Magazines  

Authors:  Shirali, Shailesh  
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Uncontrolled Keywords:  Geometry, Instrument box, Construction, Compass, Straightedge, Ruler, Divider, Set square, Regular pentagon  
Subjects:  Natural Sciences > Mathematics  
Divisions:  Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles  
Full Text Status:  Public  
URI:  http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/2402  
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