Methods of Geometry / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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A practical, accessible introduction to advanced geometryExceptionally well-written and filled with historical andbibliographic notes, Methods of Geometry presents a practical andproof-oriented approach. The author develops a wide range ofsubject areas at an intermediate level and explains how theoriesthat underlie many fields of advanced mathematics ultimately leadto applications in science and engineering. Foundations, basicEuclidean geometry, and transformations are discussed in detail andapplied to study advanced plane geometry, polyhedra, isometries,similarities, and symmetry. An excellent introduction to advancedconcepts as well as a reference to techniques for use inindependent study and research, Methods of Geometry alsofeatures:
* Ample exercises designed to promote effective problem-solvingstrategies
* Insight into novel uses of Euclidean geometry
* More than 300 figures accompanying definitions and proofs
* A comprehensive and annotated bibliography
* Appendices reviewing vector and matrix algebra, least upperbound principle, and equivalence relations
An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all theproblems in the book is available upon request from the Wileyeditorial department.
|Product dimensions:||6.38(w) x 9.65(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
JAMES T. SMITH, PhD, is Professor of Mathematics at San Francisco State University.
Table of Contents
Elementary Euclidean Geometry.
Exercises on Elementary Geometry.
Some Triangle and Circle Geometry.
Plane Isometries and Similarities.
Three Dimensional Isometries and Similarities.
What People are Saying About This
"It should be emphasized that the book is filled with historical and bibliographic notes, good motivations and a number of exercises. Altogether, it can be regarded as a good approach to a special part of geometry on an intermediate level." (Zentralblatt Math, Volume 955, No 5, 2001)
"Fine interweaving of history, foundations, and geometry.... Useful as a source of exercises." (American Mathematical Monthly, November 2001)