Basic Geometry for College Students: An Overview of the Fundamental Concepts of Geometry / Edition 2

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Overview

Intended to address the need for a concise overview of fundamental geometry topics. Sections 1-7 introduce such topics as angles, polygons, perimeter, area, and circles. In the second part of the text, Sections 8-11 cover congruent and similar triangles, special triangles, volume, and surface area.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495829485
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/30/2009
  • Series: Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 923,884
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

: Alan Tussy teaches all levels of developmental mathematics at Citrus College in Glendora, CA. He has written nine math books-a paperback series and a hard-cover series. An extraordinary author, he is dedicated to his students' success, relentlessly meticulous, creative, and a visionary who maintains a keen focus on his students' greatest challenges. Alan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Redlands and his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from California State University, Los Angeles. He has taught up and down the curriculum from prealgebra to differential equations. He is currently focusing on the developmental math courses. Professor Tussy is a member of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

R. David Gustafson is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Rock Valley College in Illinois and has also taught extensively at Rockford College and Beloit College. He is coauthor of several best-selling mathematics textbooks, including Gustafson/Frisk/Hughes' COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Gustafson/Karr/Massey's BEGINNING ALGEBRA, INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: A COMBINED APPROACH, and the Tussy/Gustafson and Tussy/Gustafson/Koenig developmental mathematics series. His numerous professional honors include Rock Valley Teacher of the Year and Rockford's Outstanding Educator of the Year. He has been very active in AMATYC as a Midwest Vice-president and has been President of IMACC, AMATYC's Illinois affiliate. He earned a Master of Arts from Rockford College in Illinois, as well as a Master of Science from Northern Illinois University.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Basic Geometric Figures. Section 2: More About Angles. Section 3: Parallel and Perpendicular Lines. Section 4: Triangles. Section 5: Quadrilaterals and Other Polygons. Section 6: Perimeters and Areas of Polygons. Section 7: Circles. Section 8: Congruent Triangles and Similar Triangles. Section 9: The Pythagorean Theorem and Special Triangles. Section 10: Volume. Section 11: Surface Area. Appendix I: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning. Appendix II: Answers to Selected Exercises.

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