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Title:
Geometry and its applications
Author:
Meyer, Walter J. (Walter Joseph), 1943-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt Academic Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xviii, 531 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
CD-ROM includes courseware for use with Geometer's Sketchpad.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780124932708

9780124932715
Format :
Book

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Central Library QA453 .M49 1999 Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Geometry and Its Applications combines traditional geometry with ideas of recent decades to present a new approach for the 21st century. It balances the deductive approach with discovery learning, and introduces axiomatic, Euclidian geometry, non-Euclidian geometry, and transformational geometry. The text integrates realistic applications throughout, includes historical notes in many chapters, and contains student and instructor's guides that support Geometer's Sketchpad. Includes a free instructor's manual to professors of adopting universities.


Table of Contents

1 The Axiomatic Method in Geometry
2 The Euclidean Heritage
3 Non-Euclidean Geometry
4 Transformation Geometry I: Isometries and Symmetries
5 Vectors in Geometry
6 Transformation Geometry II: Isometries and Matrices
7 Transformation Geometry III: Similarity, Inversion and Projection
8 Graphs, Maps and Polyhedra Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises

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