Geometry DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition

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An all-new angle to learning geometry!

Updated with all-new quizzes and test questions, and a completely refreshed design, Geometry Demystified, Second Edition makes it easy to learn or recall basic geometry. You can use the book as a supplemental classroom text or as a self-contained course without an instructor. Worked-out problems and solutions with practical themes are included.

The book contains 11 chapters in two parts. Each chapter ends ...

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Overview

An all-new angle to learning geometry!

Updated with all-new quizzes and test questions, and a completely refreshed design, Geometry Demystified, Second Edition makes it easy to learn or recall basic geometry. You can use the book as a supplemental classroom text or as a self-contained course without an instructor. Worked-out problems and solutions with practical themes are included.

The book contains 11 chapters in two parts. Each chapter ends with a multiple-choice quiz. Each part ends with a multiple-choice test. A comprehensive multiple-choice final exam concludes the course. This hands-on guide helps you to: understand angle measurement and expression; grasp the relationships between angles and distances; calculate perimeters, areas, and volumes; read maps and charts; use coordinate systems in two and three dimensions; construct geometric figures with a compass and straight edge; learn the fundamentals of vectors; improve spatial perception; envision space of more than three dimensions.

Geometry Demystified, Second Edition features:

  • Chapter-opening objectives offering insight into what you’re going to learn in each step
  • Questions at the end of every chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • “Still Struggling?” icon providing specific recommendations for those having difficulty with certain subtopics
  • A final exam for overall self-assessment
  • “Curriculum Tree” that shows how the topic covered in the book fits into a larger curriculum
  • SI units throughout

Hard stuff made easy!
Some Basic Rules; Triangles; Quadrilaterals; Other Plane Figures; Compass and Straight Edge; The Cartesian Plane; An Expanded Set of Rules; Surface Area and Volume; Vectors and Cartesian Three-space; Alternative Coordinates; Hyperspace and Warped Space

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071756266
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/24/2011
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 399,804
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stan Gibilisco has authored or co-authored more than 50 nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. One of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a "Best Reference of 1996" by the ALA. Stan is considered the "father" of the DeMYSTiFieD series, with more than 14 titles published, including Physics DeMYSTiFieD, Optics DeMYSTiFieD, and Trigonometry DeMYSTiFieD.

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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

PART I: TWO DIMENSIONS
Ch 1. Some Basic Rules
Ch 2. Triangles
Ch 3. Quadrilaterals
Ch 4. Other Plane Figures
Ch 5. Compass and Straight Edge
Ch 6. The Cartesian Plane
Test: Part One

PART II: THREE DIMENSIONS AND UP
Ch 7. An Expanded Set of Rules
Ch 8. Surface Area and Volume
Ch 9. Vectors and Cartesian Three-space
Ch 10. Alternative Coordinates
Ch 11. Hyperspace and Warped Space
Test: Part Two

Final Exam
Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions
Suggested Additional Reading

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