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Impossible Geometric Constructions

  1. Beman, Klein's Famous Problems in Elementary Geometry QA466.K64
  2. Bold, Benjamin, Famous Problems of Geometry and How to Solve Them
  3. Campbell, Douglas, The Whole Craft of Number (J.N.C.)
  4. Courant & Robbins, Geometrical Constructions, Mathematics: People, Problems, Results, Vol II
  5. Eves, Howard, An Introduction to The History of Mathematics QA21.E8
  6. Gardner, Martin, Mathematical Games, Scientific American, June `66 or How to Trisect an Angle, Mathematical Carnival
  7. Kline, Mathematical Thought From Ancient to Modern Times
  8. Van Der Waerden, Science Awakening QA22.W32
  9. Yates, Robert, The Trisection Problem QA468.Y3
  10. Robertson, Geometric Constructions Using Hinged Mirrors, Math Teacher, May `86 -- bibliography gives lots of reference for history of impossible constructions.

Judith Cederberg