Geometry and Its Applications
Geometry and Its Applications combines traditional geometry with ideas of recent decades to present a new approach for the 21st century. It balances the deductive approach with discovery learning, and introduces axiomatic, Euclidian geometry, non-Euclidian geometry, and transformational geometry. The text integrates realistic applications throughout, includes historical notes in many chapters, and contains student and instructor's guides that support Geometer's Sketchpad. Includes a free instructor's manual to professors of adopting universities.
- Hardback | 557 pages
- 197.4 x 243.3 x 31.2mm | 1,234.16g
- 01 Apr 1999
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- b&w illustrations
About Walter A. Meyer
Walter Meyer received his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in 1969. He is currently a professor at Adelphi University, and visiting professor at West Point Military Academy. He has industrial experience as head of robotics research at Grumman Data Systems. He is editor of Principles and Practice of Mathematics, as well as a contributing author to For All Practical Purposes.
Table of contents
The Axiomatic Method in Geometry The Euclidean Heritage Non-Euclidean Geometry Transformation Geometry I: Isometries and Symmetries Vectors in Geometry Transformation Geometry II: Isometries and Matrices Transformation Geometry III: Similarity, Inversion and Projection Graphs, Maps and Polyhedra
this text is more interesting to read than our present text. The author writes at a more appropriate level. (He) expresses himself well especially n the historical texts, examples, and ideas. --David E. Ewing, Central Missouri State University Real strengths of the text include the applications, the treatment of symmetry, and the attention to isometries. The style is conversational and the approaches to problems are sensible. I appreciate the large number of problems. --Steven Williams, Brigham Young University The author's emphasis on applications sets this proposed text apart from the standard ones. His examples make the point that geometry plays a vital role in the modern world. --Gerald E. Gannon, California State University, Fullerton