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Origin of Geometry
Oxyrhynchus papyrus (P.Oxy. I 29) showing fragment of Euclid's Elements from the Wikipedia entry for History of Geometry.
Click the papyrus for the English and Greek translations of Euclid's Elements, courtesy of the University of Texas.
History of Geometry
Geometry: The Language of Space and Form by
Publication Date: 2004-05-01
Covering the many aspects of geometry, this volume presents a compelling look at mathematical theories alongside historical occurrences. The engaging and informative text, complemented by photographs and illustrations, introduces students to the fascinating story of how geometry has developed.
Analytic Geometry Books
Algebra and Geometry by This text gives a basic introduction, and a unified approach, to algebra and geometry. It covers the ideas of complex numbers, scalar and vector products, determinants, linear algebra, group theory, permutation groups, symmetry groups, and various aspects of geometry including groups of isometries, rotations, and spherical geometry. The text is divided into short sections, with exercises at the end of each section.
Publication Date: 2005-05-12
CliffsStudySolver: Geometry by The CliffsStudySolver workbooks combine 20 percent review material with 80 percent practice problems (and the answers!) to help make your lessons stick. CliffsStudySolver Geometry is for students who want to reinforce their knowledge with a learn-by-doing approach. Inside, you'll get clear, concise reviews of every topic, practice problems with explanations and solutions, a diagnostic pretest, and a full-length exam that adapts to your skill level.
Publication Date: 2004-06-25
Elementary Euclidean Geometry: An Introduction by This introduction to the geometry of lines and conics in the Euclidean plane is example-based and self-contained, assuming only a basic grounding in linear algebra. Includes numerous illustrations and several hundred worked examples and exercises.
Publication Date: 2004-03-25
Geometry by This review of standard college courses in geometry has been updated to reflect the latest course scope and sequences. The new edition includes an added chapter on Solid Geometry and a chapter on Transformation, plus expanded explanations of particularly difficult topics, as well as many new worked-out and supplementary problems. Includes 665 fully solved problems; concise explanations of all geometry concepts; covers solid geometry and transformation.
Publication Date: 2008-08-13
Geometry and Its Applications by This book combines traditional geometry with current ideas to present a modern approach that is grounded in real-world applications. It balances the deductive approach with discovery learning, and introduces axiomatic, Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, and transformational geometry. The text integrates applications and examples throughout and includes historical notes in many chapters.
Publication Date: 2006-02-21
Geometry: A Self-Teaching Guide by This thorough primer presents an easy-to-follow, proven method for grasping the key concepts of geometry. You'll progress step by step through plane, solid, and analytic geometry and then move on to geometric applications for calculus. You'll build your problem-solving skills along the way through detailed examples, reviews, exercises, and answer explanations. Questions and self-tests reinforce the information in each chapter and allow you to skip ahead or focus on specific areas of concern.
Publication Date: 2004-10-14
Practice Makes Perfect - Geometry by Concise summaries, clear examples, and plenty of practice, practice, practice makes this series "Perfect" for geometry students. The book can be used by struggling students needing extra help, readers who need to firm up skills for an exam, or those who are returning to the subject years after they first studied it.
Publication Date: 2010-06-17
CAPTION: "It was in his blood to go off on a tangent..."
Cartoon shows four figures labled cosx, sinx/cosx, sinx, cscx sitting at a table in a sunny room.
The sinx/cosx figure is shown saying, "...and then if you let P be the vector space of all polynomials of degree at most 2, all you have to do is take the appropriate subset and see if it..."