Author

Ralph Mock

Publication Date

11-21-1938

Abstract

In summary, it should be stressed that the numerous examples of this paper are important only in so much as they illustrate the use of the devices and concepts emphasized in the study. It is our premise that plane geometry, as usually taught, does not possess the value which it might have. Certain changes in content as well as in presentation would materially improve the course. This study, then, presents suggestions for improving the ordinary course in two directions. First, by presenting logical propositions from the students' experiences which are partially isomorphic to the theorems of plane geometry, it is believed that the student will appreciate and better be able to use the principles of deductive logic. Secondly, by placing considerable emphasis upon the concept of variation, the student will gain a greater knowledge of mathematical method and its relation to procedures of empirical science.

Degree Name

Mathematics

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Mathematics & Statistics

First Committee Member (Chair)

C.V. Vewton

Second Committee Member

Harold D. Larsen

Third Committee Member

J.M. Siefeudorf

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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