A New Look at Geometry (Dover Books on Mathematics) (Paperback)

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By Irving Adler, Ruth Adler (Illustrator), Peter Ruane (Introduction by)
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This richly detailed overview surveys the development and evolution of geometrical ideas and concepts from ancient times to the present. In addition to the relationship between physical and mathematical spaces, it examines the interactions of geometry, algebra, and calculus. The text proves many significant theorems and employs several important techniques. Chapters on non-Euclidean geometry and projective geometry form brief, self-contained treatments.
More than 100 exercises with answers and 200 diagrams illuminate the text. Teachers, students (particularly those majoring in mathematics education), and mathematically minded readers will appreciate this outstanding exploration of the role of geometry in the development of Western scientific thought.Introduction to the Dover edition by Peter Ruane.

About the Author

The author of many books on math and science, Irving Adler taught in New York City high schools during the 1930s and 40s and pursued a long career as a political activist and lecturer.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486498515
ISBN-10: 0486498514
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: October 17th, 2012
Pages: 414
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Mathematics
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