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Geometry and its Applications in Arts, Nature and Technology

Authors: Glaeser, Georg

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  • Example-driven introduction to the broad field of geometry
  • Hundreds of real-world applications
  • Accessible to both lay and specialized readers
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About this Textbook

This book returns geometry to its natural habitats: the arts, nature and technology. Throughout the book, geometry comes alive as a tool to unlock the understanding of our world.

Assuming only familiarity with high school mathematics, the book invites the reader to discover geometry through examples from biology, astronomy, architecture, design, photography, drawing, engineering and more. Lavishly illustrated with over 1200 figures, all of the geometric results are carefully derived from scratch, with topics from differential, projective and non-Euclidean geometry, as well as kinematics, introduced as the need arises. The mathematical results contained in the book range from very basic facts to recent results, and mathematical proofs are included although not necessary for comprehension.

With its wide range of geometric applications, this self-contained volume demonstrates the ubiquity of geometry in our world, and may serve as a source of inspiration for architects, artists, designers, engineers, and natural scientists. This new edition has been completely revised and updated, with new topics and many new illustrations.

About the authors

Georg Glaeser, born in 1955, obtained his PhD and habilitation in geometry at the Vienna University of Technology. Since 1998, he is full professor of geometry at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books on geometry, mathematics, computer graphics, evolutionary biology, and photography.

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“The book's most distinctive and attractive aspects-- its wealth of examples and illustrations--make it a good supplement for geometry courses, providing inspiration for projects and reports. … In summary, this book is a celebration of geometric form, and its cornucopia of examples an excellent resource for sharpening geometric reasoning and nurturing fascination with geometric form in all its guises.” (Jer-Chin Chuang, MAA Reviews, June 6, 2021)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook 46,00 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geometry and its Applications in Arts, Nature and Technology
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61398-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61398-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-61397-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIV, 694
Additional Information
Originally published by Springer Wien New York, 2012
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