This concise review examines the geometry of the straight line, circle, plane, and sphere as well as their associated configurations, including the triangle and the cylinder. Aimed at university undergraduates, the treatment is also useful for advanced students at the secondary level.
The straightforward approach begins with a recapitulation of previous work on the subject, proceeding to explorations of advanced plane geometry, solid geometry with some reference to the geometry of the sphere, and a chapter on the nature of space, including considerations of such properties as congruence, similarity, and symmetry. The text concludes with a brief account of the elementary transformations of projection and inversion. Numerous examples appear throughout the book.
E. A. Maxwell Imprint: Dover Publications Inc. Country of Publication: United States Dimensions:
Weight: 204g ISBN: 9780486802831 ISBN 10: 0486802833 Series:Dover Books on Mathematics Pages: 176 Publication Date: 14 January 2016 Audience:
A / AS level
Format: Paperback Publisher's Status: Unspecified
Scottish mathematician Edward Arnold Maxwell (1907-87) was a Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge, and the author of several university-level math texts.