Titolo: Euclid's Elements of Geometry: Edited for ...
Casa editrice: Forgotten Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2015
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: Used
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Riassunto: Excerpt from Euclid's Elements of Geometry: Edited for the Syndics of the Press
The Special Board for Mathematics in the University of Cambridge in a Report on Geometrical Teaching dated May 10, 1887, state as follows:
'The majority of the Board are of opinion that the rigid adherence to Euclid's texts is prejudicial to the interests of education, and that greater freedom in the method of teaching Geometry is desirable. As it appears that this greater freedom cannot be attained while a knowledge of Euclid's text is insisted upon in examinations of the University, they consider that such alterations should be made in the regulations of the examinations as to admit other proofs besides those of Euclid, while following however his general sequence of propositions, so that no proof of any proposition occurring in Euclid should be accepted in which a subsequent proposition in Euclid's order is assumed.'
On March 8, 1888, Amended Regulations for the Previous Examination, which contained the following provision, were approved by the Senate:
'Euclid's definitions will be required, and no axioms or postulates except Euclid's may be assumed. The actual proofs of propositions as given in Euclid will not be required, but no proof of any proposition occurring in Euclid will be admitted in which use is made of any proposition which in Euclid's order occurs subsequently.'
And in the Regulations for the Local Examinations conducted by the University of Cambridge it is provided that:
'Proofs other than Euclid's will be admitted, but Euclid's Axioms will be required, and no proof of any proposition will be accepted which assumes anything not proved in preceding propositions in Euclid.'
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