Geometry Euclid and Beyond

Author: Robin Hartshorne
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387226767
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Mathematics

This book offers a unique opportunity to understand the essence of one of the great thinkers of western civilization. A guided reading of Euclid's Elements leads to a critical discussion and rigorous modern treatment of Euclid's geometry and its more recent descendants, with complete proofs. Topics include the introduction of coordinates, the theory of area, history of the parallel postulate, the various non-Euclidean geometries, and the regular and semi-regular polyhedra.

Geometry Euclid and Beyond

Author: Robin Hartshorne
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387986502
Release Date: 2005-09-28
Genre: Mathematics

This book offers a unique opportunity to understand the essence of one of the great thinkers of western civilization. A guided reading of Euclid's Elements leads to a critical discussion and rigorous modern treatment of Euclid's geometry and its more recent descendants, with complete proofs. Topics include the introduction of coordinates, the theory of area, history of the parallel postulate, the various non-Euclidean geometries, and the regular and semi-regular polyhedra.

Geometry

Author: Robin Hartshorne
Publisher:
ISBN: 1468495798
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre:


Euclid The Creation of Mathematics

Author: Benno Artmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461214120
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

Euclid presents the essential of mathematics in a manner which has set a high standard for more than 2000 years. This book, an explanation of the nature of mathematics from its most important early source, is for all lovers of mathematics with a solid background in high school geometry, whether they be students or university professors.

Companion to Euclid

Author: Robin Hartshorne
Publisher: Amer Mathematical Society
ISBN: UCSC:32106017978500
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Mathematics


Geometric Constructions

Author: George E. Martin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461206293
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

Geometric constructions have been a popular part of mathematics throughout history. The first chapter here is informal and starts from scratch, introducing all the geometric constructions from high school that have been forgotten or were never learned. The second chapter formalises Plato's game, and examines problems from antiquity such as the impossibility of trisecting an arbitrary angle. After that, variations on Plato's theme are explored: using only a ruler, a compass, toothpicks, a ruler and dividers, a marked rule, or a tomahawk, ending in a chapter on geometric constructions by paperfolding. The author writes in a charming style and nicely intersperses history and philosophy within the mathematics, teaching a little geometry and a little algebra along the way. This is as much an algebra book as it is a geometry book, yet since all the algebra and geometry needed is developed within the text, very little mathematical background is required. This text has been class tested for several semesters with a master's level class for secondary teachers.

Axiomatic Geometry

Author: John M. Lee
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821884782
Release Date: 2013-04-10
Genre: Mathematics

The story of geometry is the story of mathematics itself: Euclidean geometry was the first branch of mathematics to be systematically studied and placed on a firm logical foundation, and it is the prototype for the axiomatic method that lies at the foundation of modern mathematics. It has been taught to students for more than two millennia as a mode of logical thought. This book tells the story of how the axiomatic method has progressed from Euclid's time to ours, as a way of understanding what mathematics is, how we read and evaluate mathematical arguments, and why mathematics has achieved the level of certainty it has. It is designed primarily for advanced undergraduates who plan to teach secondary school geometry, but it should also provide something of interest to anyone who wishes to understand geometry and the axiomatic method better. It introduces a modern, rigorous, axiomatic treatment of Euclidean and (to a lesser extent) non-Euclidean geometries, offering students ample opportunities to practice reading and writing proofs while at the same time developing most of the concrete geometric relationships that secondary teachers will need to know in the classroom. -- P. [4] of cover.

Elementary Euclidean Geometry

Author: C. G. Gibson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521834481
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Mathematics

This book, first published in 2004, is an example based and self contained introduction to Euclidean geometry with numerous examples and exercises.

Topics in Elementary Geometry

Author: O. Bottema
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387781315
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Mathematics

This small book, translated into English for the first time, has long been a unique place to find classical results from geometry, such as Pythagoras' theorem, the nine-point circle, Morley's triangle, and many other subjects. In addition, this book contains recent, geometric theorems which have been obtained over the past years. There are 27 independent chapters on a wide range of topics in elementary plane Euclidean geometry, at a level just beyond what is usually taught in a good high school or college geometry course. The selection of topics is intelligent, varied, and stimulating, and the author provides many thought-provoking ideas.

The Four Pillars of Geometry

Author: John Stillwell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387255309
Release Date: 2005-08-09
Genre: Mathematics

This book is unique in that it looks at geometry from 4 different viewpoints - Euclid-style axioms, linear algebra, projective geometry, and groups and their invariants Approach makes the subject accessible to readers of all mathematical tastes, from the visual to the algebraic Abundantly supplemented with figures and exercises

Euclidean Geometry and Transformations

Author: Clayton W. Dodge
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486138428
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Mathematics

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.

Geometries

Author: Alekseĭ Bronislavovich Sosinskiĭ
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821875711
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Mathematics

The book is an innovative modern exposition of geometry, or rather, of geometries; it is the first textbook in which Felix Klein's Erlangen Program (the action of transformation groups) is systematically used as the basis for defining various geometries. The course of study presented is dedicated to the proposition that all geometries are created equal--although some, of course, remain more equal than others. The author concentrates on several of the more distinguished and beautiful ones, which include what he terms ``toy geometries'', the geometries of Platonic bodies, discrete geometries, and classical continuous geometries. The text is based on first-year semester course lectures delivered at the Independent University of Moscow in 2003 and 2006. It is by no means a formal algebraic or analytic treatment of geometric topics, but rather, a highly visual exposition containing upwards of 200 illustrations. The reader is expected to possess a familiarity with elementary Euclidean geometry, albeit those lacking this knowledge may refer to a compendium in Chapter 0. Per the author's predilection, the book contains very little regarding the axiomatic approach to geometry (save for a single chapter on the history of non-Euclidean geometry), but two Appendices provide a detailed treatment of Euclid's and Hilbert's axiomatics. Perhaps the most important aspect of this course is the problems, which appear at the end of each chapter and are supplemented with answers at the conclusion of the text. By analyzing and solving these problems, the reader will become capable of thinking and working geometrically, much more so than by simply learning the theory. Ultimately, the author makes the distinction between concrete mathematical objects called ``geometries'' and the singular ``geometry'', which he understands as a way of thinking about mathematics. Although the book does not address branches of mathematics and mathematical physics such as Riemannian and Kahler manifolds or, say, differentiable manifolds and conformal field theories, the ideology of category language and transformation groups on which the book is based prepares the reader for the study of, and eventually, research in these important and rapidly developing areas of contemporary mathematics.

Geometry

Author: Michele Audin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642561276
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

Geometry, this very ancient field of study of mathematics, frequently remains too little familiar to students. Michle Audin, professor at the University of Strasbourg, has written a book allowing them to remedy this situation and, starting from linear algebra, extend their knowledge of affine, Euclidean and projective geometry, conic sections and quadrics, curves and surfaces. It includes many nice theorems like the nine-point circle, Feuerbach's theorem, and so on. Everything is presented clearly and rigourously. Each property is proved, examples and exercises illustrate the course content perfectly. Precise hints for most of the exercises are provided at the end of the book. This very comprehensive text is addressed to students at upper undergraduate and Master's level to discover geometry and deepen their knowledge and understanding.

Geometry Through History

Author: Meighan I. Dillon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319741352
Release Date: 2018-03-21
Genre: Mathematics

Presented as an engaging discourse, this textbook invites readers to delve into the historical origins and uses of geometry. The narrative traces the influence of Euclid’s system of geometry, as developed in his classic text The Elements, through the Arabic period, the modern era in the West, and up to twentieth century mathematics. Axioms and proof methods used by mathematicians from those periods are explored alongside the problems in Euclidean geometry that lead to their work. Students cultivate skills applicable to much of modern mathematics through sections that integrate concepts like projective and hyperbolic geometry with representative proof-based exercises. For its sophisticated account of ancient to modern geometries, this text assumes only a year of college mathematics as it builds towards its conclusion with algebraic curves and quaternions. Euclid’s work has affected geometry for thousands of years, so this text has something to offer to anyone who wants to broaden their appreciation for the field.