I have to give a presentation for geometry, and I chose to do my presentation on the impossiblity of squaring the circle, doubling the volume of a cube, and trisection of an arbitrary angle with Euclidean tools. The problem is though, that I am certain the majority of the class has never been exposed to any field theory at all. Does anyone have any ideas of how I can possibly explain the proofs of why these problems are impossible without having to go to field theory? I mean I will go to field theory if I have to, but then again, no one would understand unless there is a way to easily explain field theory without using heavy duty concepts, like using polynomials etc.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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