Geometry: Ancient and Modern
ISBN: 0198508255
EAN13: 9780198508250
Language: English
Publication Date: Jun 21, 2001
Pages: 328
Dimensions: 0.75" H x 9.21" L x 5.83" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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This text is a guided tour of geometry, from Euclid through to algebraic geometry. It shows how mathematicians use a variety of techniques to tackle problems, and it links geometry to other branches of mathematics. It is a teaching text, with a large number of exercises woven into the exposition. Topics covered include: ruler and compass constructions; transformations; triangle and circle theorems; classification of isometries and groups of isometries in dimensions 2 and Platonic solids; conics; similarities; affine; projective and Mobius transformations; non-Euclidean geometry; projective geometry; and the beginnings of algebraic geometry.

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