Exploring Geometric Constructions
Lecture no. 26 from the course: Geometry: An Interactive Journey to Mastery
Taught by Professor James Tanton | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses
Let’s say you don’t have a marked ruler to measure lengths or a protractor to measure angles. Can you still draw the basic geometric shapes? Explore how the ancient Greeks were able to construct angles and basic geometric shapes using no more than a straight edge for marking lines and a compass for drawing circles.