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Geometry Ancient and Modern

John R. Silvester (King's College London)

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Oxford University Press
01 April 2001
Trigonometry; Euclidean geometry
''This book is densely packed with useful and interesting geometrical insights whilst the written style is engaging and often amusing... John Silvester has written a work of quality and substance and I strongly recommended it for use by anyone seeking to extend their knowledge of geometry beyond the A level stage. As one who is intrigued by geometry, I shall certainly keep my copy permanently close to hand'' -The Mathematical GazetteThis book offers a guided tour of geometry from euclid through to algebraic geometry. It shows how mathematicians use a variety of techniques to tackle problems , and it links geometry to other branches of mathematics. Many problems and examples are included to aid understanding.
By:   John R. Silvester (King's College London)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   465g
ISBN:   9780198508250
ISBN 10:   0198508255
Pages:   328
Publication Date:   01 April 2001
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface; 1. History and philosophy; 2. Drawings and constructions; 3. Plane geometry; 4. Triangles, and triangle formulae; 5. Isometries of R ; 6. Isometries of R'1; 7. Circles, and other conics; 8. Beyond isometry; 9. Infinity; 10. Complex geometry; Bibliography; List of notation; Index

Reviews for Geometry Ancient and Modern

This book is densely packed with useful and interesting geometrical insights whilst the written style is engaging and often amusing ... John Silvester has written a work of quality and substance and I strongly recommended it for use by anyone seeking to extend their knowledge of geometry beyond the A level stage. As one who is intrigued by geometry, I shall certainly keep my copy permanently close to hand. The Mathematical Gazette


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