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Geometry and Its Applications / Edition 1

Geometry and Its Applications / Edition 1

by Walter J. Meyer


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Walter Meyer's Geometry and its Applications extends a first college-level course in geometry to include applications and contemporary topics. This text combines traditional geometry with ideas of recent decades to present a new approach for the 21st century.
The text introduces axiomatic Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, and transformational geometry. It balances the deductive approach and the coordinate approach with discovery learning.
Geometry and its Applications offers a breadth of traditional and contemporary applications, including symmetries of artistic patterns, physics, robotics, computer graphics, molecular biology, medicine, and more.
Walter Meyer is experienced in employing geometry as an industrial researcher and developer and has researched and taught geometry for nearly thirty years. The National Science Foundation, COMAP, and the Sloan Foundation have supported his work.
Key Features
* A unique blend of modern applications and theory
* Excellent balance of mathematical rigor and informal style
* CD-ROM (included) offers courseware for use with The Geometer's Sketchpad
* Covers polyhedra and planar maps
* Offers balance between deductive geometry and coordinate geometry using vectors
* Contains over 700 exercises with complete solutions available
* Includes Student and Instructor Guides which support the software

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780124932708
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 531
Product dimensions: 7.77(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

The Axiomatic Method in Geometry
The Euclidean Heritage
Non-Euclidean Geometry
Transformation Geometry I: Isometries and Symmetries
Vectors in Geometry
Transformation Geometry II: Isometries and Matrices
Transformation Geometry III: Similarity, Inversion and Projection
Graphs, Maps and Polyhedra

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