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James Howard Gore

Plane and Solid Geometry

Paperback (Forgotten Books May 26, 2012)
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Hence it appears that the time has come when we can afford to hearken to the demands of the utilitarians, and give up those refinements in mathematics which have been retained for the mental discipline they bring about, but which are wholly lacking in practical application.

I have therefore, out of an experience as a computer and worker in applied mathematics, as well as a teacher, eliminated from this treatise all propositions that are not of practical value or needed in the demonstration of such propositions.

This exclusion leaves out about one-half of the matter usually included in our text-books on geometry. However, instructors will not entirely miss those familiar and interesting theorems which helped to swell the books they studied, such theorems as fall below the practical standard are here given as exercises or as corollaries.

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