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Methods for Euclidean Geometry

Methods for Euclidean Geometry

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  • Date Published: September 2010
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780883857632

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  • Euclidean plane geometry is one of the oldest and most beautiful topics in mathematics. Instead of carefully building geometries from axiom sets, this book uses a wealth of methods to solve problems in Euclidean geometry. Many of these methods arose where existing techniques proved inadequate. In several cases, the new ideas used in solving specific problems later developed into independent areas of mathematics. This book is primarily a geometry textbook, but studying geometry in this way will also develop students' appreciation of the subject and of mathematics as a whole. For instance, despite the fact that the analytic method has been part of mathematics for four centuries, it is rarely a tool a student considers using when faced with a geometry problem. Methods for Euclidean Geometry explores the application of a broad range of mathematical topics to the solution of Euclidean problems.

    • A unique and refreshing approach to teaching Euclidean geometry which will also serve to enhance a student's understanding of mathematics as a whole
    • Over a third of the book is given over to detailed problems of varying difficulty, and their solutions
    • Some of the same exercises are repeated in different chapters so that the student may see how the same problem may be tackled by a number of different methods
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780883857632
    • length: 476 pages
    • dimensions: 274 x 195 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact Mathematical Association of America for availability.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Early history
    2. Axioms: from Euclid to today
    3. Lines and polygons
    4. Circles
    5. Length and area
    6. Loci
    7. Trigonometry
    8. Coordinatization
    9. Conics
    10. Complex numbers
    11. Vectors
    12. A+ne transformations
    13. Inversions
    14. Coordinate method with software.

  • Authors

    Owen Byer, Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia
    Owen Byers studied for his BA (1989) in Mathematics, with secondary education certification, at Messiah College, Grantham, PA. He then went on to gain both his MS (1991) and Ph.D. (1996) in Mathematics from the University of Delaware. He previously taught for three years at Northwestern College, Orange City, IA. Currently he is Professor of Mathematics at Eastern Mennonite University, where he has been for 12 years. He is a member of MAA and ACMS.

    Felix Lazebnik, University of Delaware
    Felix Lazebnik gained his MS from Kiev State University in 1975 before moving to the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 for his Ph.D. in Mathematics. He has taught mathematics for 35 years at various levels, including four years in a high school. Since 1987, he has been with the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware. As a Professor of Mathematics there, he teaches mathematics and does research with graduate and undergraduate students. He served for five years as the Managing Editor of The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics and is a member of their editorial board. He is a member of the AMS, MAA, and the ICA.

    Deirdre L. Smeltzer, Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia
    Deirdre Smeltzer received her BA (1987) in Mathematics from Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA. She then gained her MS (1989) and Ph.D. (1994) in Mathematics from the University of Virginia. Previously, she taught four years at the University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN. For the past eleven years she has been a Professor of Mathematics and the chair of the Mathematical Sciences department at Eastern Mennonite University. She is a member of MAA (and former officer of MD-DC-VA section) and ACMS.

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