Date of Award
Master of Science
Joseph E. Avent
A. H. Mueller, John B. Hamilton
Background: The principles of geometry are not confined to the efforts of man. They have existed in nature from the "beginning." The statement has often been attributed to Plato, that "God eternally geometrizes." Many geometric designs are only copies from nature.
"By geometry we discover how the planets move in their respective orbits, and we demonstrate their various revolutions. By it we account for the return of the seasons. By it we discover the power, wisdom, and goodness of the Grand Artificer of the Universe."
Lamb, Nathan W. S., "An Educational Study of Elementary Geometry. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 1936.