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Stereographic Projection

Glen Van Brummelen

in Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175997
eISBN:
9781400844807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175997.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter deals with stereographic projection, which is superior to other projections of the sphere because of its angle-preserving and circle-preserving properties; the first property gave ... More


Geometry of crystals and molecules

Mark Ladd

in Symmetry of Crystals and Molecules

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199670888
eISBN:
9780191781124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670888.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

The early history of crystallography is discussed, including particularly the work of Steno, Hauy, de l’Isle, Miller and Weiss. Reference axes are introduced together with the mathematical ... More


Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

Glen Van Brummelen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175997
eISBN:
9781400844807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175997.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book traces the rich history of spherical trigonometry, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval Islam, and the modern West used this forgotten art to chart the heavens and the ... More


Maps in Various Forms

A. R. P. Rau

in The Beauty of Physics: Patterns, Principles, and Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709916
eISBN:
9780191780189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709916.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Maps originated as cartographic representations of the local neighbourhood or the entire global surface. They have a wider context for representations more generally and, therefore, occur throughout ... More


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