Geometry: Euclid and Beyond

Geometry: Euclid and Beyond

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This book offers a unique opportunity to understand the essence of one of the great thinkers of western civilization. A guided reading of Euclid's Elements leads to a critical discussion and rigorous modern treatment of Euclid's geometry and its more recent descendants, with complete proofs. Topics include the introduction of coordinates, the theory of area, history of the parallel postulate, the various non-Euclidean geometries, and the regular and semi-regular polyhedra.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 33.02mm | 1,017g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 2000
  • XII, 528 p.
  • 1441931457
  • 9781441931450
  • 1,555,082

Table of contents

1. Euclid's Geometry.- 2. Hilbert's Axioms.- 3. Geometry over Fields.- 4. Segment Arithmetic.- 5. Area.- 6. Construction Problems and Field Extensions.- 7. Non-Euclidean Geometry.- 8. Polyhedra.- Appendix: Brief Euclid.- Notes.- References.- List of Axioms.- Index of Euclid's Propositions.
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About Robin Hartshorne

Preliminary Booksellers Text: Do Not Use This book takes Euclid's "Elements" ad the starting point for a study of geometry from a modern mathematical perspective. To begin, the reader will become familiar with the content of Euclid's work, at least those parts which deal with geometry. At a second level, the book studies the logical structure of Euclid's presentation. Euclid's "Elements" has been regarded for more than two thousand years as the prime example of the axiomatic method. At the third level of reading, involving rather broader investigaions than the first two levels mentioned above, the author considers various mathematical questions and subsequent developments which arise naturally from Euclid's
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