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Geometry and Topology

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  • Date Published: December 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521613255

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  • Geometry is central to many branches of mathematics and physics, and offers a complete range of views on the universe. This introduction includes many simple explanations and examples. With minimal prerequisites, the book provides a first glimpse of many research topics in modern algebra, geometry and theoretical physics. The book is based on many years' teaching experience, and is thoroughly class-tested. There are copious illustrations, and each chapter ends with exercises. Further teaching material is available via the web, including assignable problem sheets with solutions.

    • Exercises and practical illustrations introduce topics across maths and its applications
    • Prerequisites are minimal: ideally suited to beginner courses and newcomers to the subject
    • Further teaching material is available for teachers, including assignable problem sheets with solutions
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    “A welcome addition to the undergraduate library. Highly recommended.” --Choice

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    • Date Published: December 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521613255
    • length: 216 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.443kg
    • contains: 93 b/w illus. 156 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Euclidean geometry
    2. Composing maps
    3. Non-Euclidean
    4. Affine geometry
    5. Projective geometry
    6. Geometry and group theory
    7. Topology
    8. Geometry of transformation groups
    9. Concluding remarks
    A. Metrics
    B. Linear algebra
    References
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Geometry in Action
    • Geometry ll
  • Authors

    Miles Reid, University of Warwick
    Miles Reid is a Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick.

    Balazs Szendroi, University of Oxford
    Balàzs Szendröi is a Tutor and Martin Powell Fellow in Pure Mathematics at St Peter's College, and a Faculty Lecturer in the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

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