Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.)
J. William Harris
Geometry has the distinction of being one of the oldest subjects given in the high-school.
Its subject-matter was formulated and organized by the Greeks into a fine system of thought before the time of Christ. Since leaving the hands of the Greeks, geometry has received only a few minor changes, and these largely in recent years.
Heretofore, the study of geometry has been made almost entirely dependent upon memory and reasoning. Geometricians have been slow in adopting the laboratory and observational methods.
This thesis has been written to encourage the student in his work of observing geometrical forms, and in the construction of good designs and geometrical figures, and to obtain a better practical understanding of the figures and principles of geometry through the laboratory and observational work.
Field, Albert D.. (1928). Experimental and observational geometry. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/882