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Sufficient In this detailed study spanning essentially the period from the first printed edition of Pappus' Collection Redefining Geometrical Epub / in Latin translation and Descartes' death in Bos explores the current ideas about construction and geometrical exactness noting that by the time Descartes entered the field the incursion of algebraic techniues combined with an increasing uncertainty about the proper means of geometrical problem solving had produced a certain impasse.

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