Geometry by John R. Silvester
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Geometry
By John R. Silvester

Geometry

Ancient and Modern

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Geometry by John R. Silvester

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This book 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 mathematic.s It is a teaching text, with a large number of exercises woven into the exposition. Topics covered: ruler and compasses constructions, transformations, triangle and circle theorems, classification of isometries and groups of isometries in dimensions 2 and 3, Platonic solids, conics, similarities, affine, projective and Mobius transformations, non-Euclidean geometry, projective geometry, the beginnings of algebraic geometry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198507581
ISBN-10: 0198507585
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 163mm x 23mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Geometry Ancient and Modern by John R. Silvester Geometry Ancient and Modern, Paperback (April 2001)

For students who studied no geometry at school . This problem-based course starts with some history and moves on to constructions, plane geometry, circles and conics to end with an introduction to algebraic geometry

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