Based on a historic approach taken by instructors at MIT, this text is geared toward junior and senior undergraduate courses in analytic and projective geometry. Starting with concepts concerning points on a line and lines through a point, it proceeds to the geometry of plane and space, leading up to... read more
Customers who bought this book also bought:
Our Editors also recommend:
A Concise History of Mathematics: Fourth Revised Edition by Dirk J. Struik Compact, well-written survey ranges from the ancient Near East to 20th-century computer theory, covering Archimedes, Pascal, Gauss, Hilbert, and many others. "A work which is unquestionably one of the best." — Nature.
Lectures on Classical Differential Geometry: Second Edition by Dirk J. Struik Excellent brief introduction presents fundamental theory of curves and surfaces and applies them to a number of examples. Topics include curves, theory of surfaces, fundamental equations, envelopes, more. Many problems and solutions. Bibliography.
Geometry from Euclid to Knots by Saul Stahl This text provides a historical perspective on plane geometry and covers non-neutral Euclidean geometry, circles and regular polygons, projective geometry, symmetries, inversions, informal topology, and more. Includes 1,000 practice problems. Solutions available. 2003 edition.
Fundamental Concepts of Geometry by Bruce E. Meserve Demonstrates relationships between different types of geometry. Provides excellent overview of the foundations and historical evolution of geometrical concepts. Exercises (no solutions). Includes 98 illustrations.
Geometry: A Comprehensive Course by Dan Pedoe Introduction to vector algebra in the plane; circles and coaxial systems; mappings of the Euclidean plane; similitudes, isometries, Moebius transformations, much more. Includes over 500 exercises.
Challenging Problems in Geometry by Alfred S. Posamentier, Charles T. Salkind Collection of nearly 200 unusual problems dealing with congruence and parallelism, the Pythagorean theorem, circles, area relationships, Ptolemy and the cyclic quadrilateral, collinearity and concurrency, and more. Arranged in order of difficulty. Detailed solutions.
Advanced Euclidean Geometry by Roger A. Johnson This classic text explores the geometry of the triangle and the circle, concentrating on extensions of Euclidean theory, and examining in detail many relatively recent theorems. 1929 edition.
Problems and Solutions in Euclidean Geometry by M. N. Aref, William Wernick Based on classical principles, this book is intended for a second course in Euclidean geometry and can be used as a refresher. More than 200 problems include hints and solutions. 1968 edition.
Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions by William H. McCrea Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text covers the coordinate system, planes and lines, spheres, homogeneous coordinates, general equations, quadric in Cartesian coordinates, and intersection of quadrics. 1947 edition.
The Beauty of Geometry: Twelve Essays by H. S. M. Coxeter Absorbing essays demonstrate the charms of mathematics. Stimulating and thought-provoking treatment of geometry's crucial role in a wide range of mathematical applications, for students and mathematicians.
A Course in the Geometry of n Dimensions by M. G. Kendall This text provides a foundation for resolving proofs dependent on n-dimensional systems. The author takes a concise approach, setting out that part of the subject with statistical applications and briefly sketching them. 1961 edition.
Euclidean Geometry and Transformations by Clayton W. Dodge This introduction to Euclidean geometry emphasizes transformations, particularly isometries and similarities. Suitable for undergraduate courses, it includes numerous examples, many with detailed answers. 1972 edition.
Excursions in Geometry by C. Stanley Ogilvy A straightedge, compass, and a little thought are all that's needed to discover the intellectual excitement of geometry. Harmonic division and Apollonian circles, inversive geometry, hexlet, Golden Section, more. 132 illustrations.
Foundations of Geometry by C. R. Wylie, Jr. Geared toward students preparing to teach high school mathematics, this text explores the principles of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry and covers both generalities and specifics of the axiomatic method. 1964 edition.
From Geometry to Topology by H. Graham Flegg Introductory text for first-year math students uses intuitive approach, bridges the gap from familiar concepts of geometry to topology. Exercises and Problems. Includes 101 black-and-white illustrations. 1974 edition.
The Geometry of René Descartes by René Descartes The great work that founded analytical geometry. Includes the original French text, Descartes' own diagrams, and the definitive Smith-Latham translation. "The greatest single step ever made in the progress of the exact sciences." — John Stuart Mill.
History of Analytic Geometry by Carl B. Boyer This study presents the concepts and contributions from before the Alexandrian Age through to Fermat and Descartes, and on through Newton and Euler to the "Golden Age," from 1789 to 1850. 1956 edition. Analytical bibliography. Index.
Introduction to Projective Geometry by C. R. Wylie, Jr. This introductory volume offers strong reinforcement for its teachings, with detailed examples and numerous theorems, proofs, and exercises, plus complete answers to all odd-numbered end-of-chapter problems. 1970 edition.
Linear Geometry by Rafael Artzy This text stresses the relationship between algebra and linear geometry, examining transformations in the Euclidean plane, affine and Euclidean geometry, projective geometry and non-Euclidean geometries, and axiomatic plane geometry. 1974 edition.
A Modern View of Geometry by Leonard M. Blumenthal Elegant exposition of the postulation geometry of planes, including coordination of affine and projective planes. Historical background, set theory, propositional calculus, affine planes with Desargues and Pappus properties, much more. Includes 56 figures.
Proof in Geometry: With "Mistakes in Geometric Proofs" by A. I. Fetisov, Ya. S. Dubnov This single-volume compilation of 2 books explores the construction of geometric proofs. It offers useful criteria for determining correctness and presents examples of faulty proofs that illustrate common errors. 1963 editions.
Taxicab Geometry: An Adventure in Non-Euclidean Geometry by Eugene F. Krause Fascinating, accessible introduction to unusual mathematical system in which distance is not measured by straight lines. Illustrated topics include applications to urban geography and comparisons to Euclidean geometry. Selected answers to problems.
Technical Calculus with Analytic Geometry by Judith L. Gersting Well-conceived text with many special features covers functions and graphs, straight lines and conic sections, new coordinate systems, the derivative, much more. Many examples, exercises, practice problems, with answers. Advanced undergraduate/graduate-level. 1984 edition.
A Vector Space Approach to Geometry by Melvin Hausner This examination of geometry's correlation with other branches of math and science features a review of systematic geometric motivations in vector space theory and matrix theory; more. 1965 edition.
Based on a historic approach taken by instructors at MIT, this text is geared toward junior and senior undergraduate courses in analytic and projective geometry. Starting with concepts concerning points on a line and lines through a point, it proceeds to the geometry of plane and space, leading up to conics and quadrics developed within the context of metrical, affine, and projective transformations. The algebraic treatment is occasionally exchanged for a synthetic approach, and the connection of the geometrical material with other fields is frequently noted. Prerequisites for this treatment include three semesters of calculus and analytic geometry. Special exercises at the end of the book introduce students to interesting peripheral problems, and solutions are provided.
Reprint of the Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1953 edition.
This book was printed in the United States of America.
Dover books are made to last a lifetime. Our US book-manufacturing partners produce the highest quality books in the world and they create jobs for our fellow citizens. Manufacturing in the United States also ensures that our books are printed in an environmentally friendly fashion, on paper sourced from responsibly managed forests.