Pictorial Proofs of Euclid’s Elements


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Full scan of Oliver Byrne’s 1847 masterpiece: Euclid’s Elements presented in colour pictogram style proofs (proofs with very few words). Pages can be used to give to students to decipher/explain – or as part of an exploration of the idea and history of mathematical proof. See for example http://www.math.ubc.ca/~cass/Euclid/book1/byrne-4.html

14 September 2011 Edit: 31 October 2019

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