Exploring Analytic Geometry with Mathematica

Exploring Analytic Geometry with Mathematica

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The study of two-dimensional analytic geometry has gone in and out of fashion several times over the past century, however this classic field of mathematics has once again become popular due to the growing power of personal computers and the availability of powerful mathematical software systems, such as Mathematica, that can provide an interactive environment for studying the field. By combining the power of Mathematica with an analytic geometry software system called Descarta2D, the author has succeeded in meshing an ancient field of study with modern computational tools, the result being a simple, yet powerful, approach to studying analytic geometry. Students, engineers and mathematicians alike who are interested in analytic geometry can use this book and software for the study, research or just plain enjoyment of analytic geometry. Mathematica provides an attractive environment for studying analytic geometry. Mathematica supports both numeric and symbolic computations meaning that geometry problems can be solved for special cases using numbers, as well as general cases producing formulas.
Mathematica also has good facilities for producing graphical plots which are useful for visualizing the graphs of two-dimensional geometry.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 900 pages
  • 190 x 233.4 x 54.1mm | 1,726.83g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0127282556
  • 9780127282558

Table of contents

Getting Started. Descarta2D Tour. Coordinates and Points. Equations and Graphs. Lines and Line Segments. Circles. Arcs. Triangles. Parabolas. Ellipses. Hyperbolas. General Conics. Conic Arcs. Medial Curves. Transformations. Arc Length. Tangent Lines. Tangent Circles. Tangent Conics. Biarcs. Technical Notes. Error Messages. Packages. Explorations.
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