This book was intended as a first course in coordinate geometry of the type envisaged in the Report on the Teaching of Higher Geometry in schools, prepared for the Mathematical Association in 1953. There is however sufficient material to also meet the needs of those reading for a general degree including mathematics. The focus is on Cartesian plane, but with introductory material to the algebra, trigonometry and calculus needed.
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- Date Published: February 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521098717
- length: 340 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
- weight: 0.43kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The Point
2. The Line
3. The Parabola
4. Curves Defined Parametrically
5. The Circle
6. The Ellipse and Hyperbola
7. Line Pairs
8. The General Conic
9. Polar Coordinates
10. What is a Conic?
Further miscellaneous Examples
Formulae for Reference
Hints on the Solution of Examples
Answers to Examples
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