Ruler and Compass Constructions

  • David R. Finston
  • Patrick J. Morandi
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology book series (SUMAT)


One remarkable application of abstract algebra arises in connection with four classical questions, originating with mathematicians of ancient Greece, about geometric constructions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Finston
    • 1
    • 2
  • Patrick J. Morandi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBrooklyn College of the City University of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.CUNY Graduate CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mathematical SciencesNew Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA

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