A Study on the Construction of Regular Polygons in 'Method of Ruler and Compass'

`자와 컴퍼스의 방법`에 제시된 정다각형의 작도 방법 연구

  • Published : 2008.05.31


In this paper we study a book 'Method of Ruler and Compass' written in Russia three hundreds years ago. In this book many construction problems related with plane figures and solid figures are solved. In this study we analyze construction method of some regular polygon(square, regular pentagon, regular octagon, regular decagon) suggested in 'Method of Ruler and Compass', give mathematical proofs of these construction.