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A new ANGLE to learning GEOMETRY
Trying to understand geometry but feel like you're stuck in another dimension? Here's your solution. Geometry Demystified, Second Edition helps you grasp the essential concepts with ease.
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins with two dimensions, reviewing points, lines, angles, and distances, then covers triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and the Cartesian plane. The book goes on to discuss three dimensions, explaining surface area, volume, vectors, Cartesian three-space, alternative coordinates, hyperspace, and warped space. Detailed examples, concise explanations, and worked-out problems make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.
It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:
- Plane geometry and solid geometry
- Using a drafting compass and straight edge
- Solving pairs of equations
- Working with vectors in three-space
- Polar coordinates
- Cartesian n-space
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Geometry Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this fundamental mathematics subject.
About 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.
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
Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions
Suggested Additional Reading