TITLE

Even Hilbert Nods

AUTHOR(S)
Lloyd, Bob
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Dec2010, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information about the geometry books whose contents are authoritative and nobody can raise questions about it. It mentions of the book "Geometry and the Imagination," by David Hilbert and Stephan Cohn-Vossen where the mistake related to cube-tetrahedron and dodecahedron-cube diagrams had been prominent. It warns the readers involved in geometry studies to consider these mistakes. Diagrams depicting ways of inscribing a tetrahedron in a cube is also presented.
ACCESSION #
56613349

 

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