This text gives a basic introduction, and a unified approach, to algebra and geometry. Alan Beardon 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 emphasis is on the interaction among these topics. The text is divided into short sections, with exercises at the end of each section.Read more
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"Beardon has written a fine introductory text...[he] outlines a beautiful course."
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- Date Published: June 2005
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521890496
- length: 336 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.552kg
- contains: 40 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Groups and permutations
2. The real numbers
3. The complex plane
4. Vectors in three-dimensional space
5. Spherical geometry
6. Quaternions and isometries
7. Vector spaces
8. Linear equations
11. Linear maps of Euclidean space
13. Möbius transformations
14. Group actions
15. Hyperbolic geometry
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