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Geometry

Our Cultural Heritage

Authors: Holme, Audun

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  • Offers a very readable short history of geometry
  • Requires  no prerequisites  
  • Presents material that beginners will find easy to understand  
  • New edition features a large number of exercises and with some suggestions for solutions
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About this Textbook

This book contains selected topics from the history of geometry, with "modern" proofs of some of the results, as well as a fully modern treatment of selected basic issues in geometry. It is geared towards the needs of future mathematics teachers. All too often the geometry which goes into the syllabus for these students presents the material in a pedantic and formalistic style, suppressing its dynamic character and its role as part of the foundation of our common cultural heritage. As such, one of my goals is to open up these aspects of the field; another is to extend an invitation to mathematics in general. It is an unfortunate fact that today, at a time when mathematics and knowledge of mathematics are more important than ever, phrases like math avoidance and math anxiety are very much in the public vocabulary. Making a serious effort to heal these ills is an essential task. Thus the book also aims at an informed public, interested in making a new beginning in math.For the 2nd edition, some of the historical material giving historical context has been expanded and numerous illustrations have been added. The main difference is however the inclusion of a large number of exercises with some suggestions for solutions.For excerpts from reviews from the first edition have a look at http://www.springer.com/978-3-540-41949-5.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“Devised primarily for future teachers of mathematics, but to be enjoyed by all lovers of geometry, including professional geometers, who will likely find something new in the historical part, this book renders an essential service to the mathematical community by presenting the story of geometry in two equal halves, the first half surveying its history up to Descartes and the second one presenting the version of geometry that emerged from the axiomatic revolution of the late 19th century, with an emphasis on algebraic geometry.” (Victor V. Pambuccian, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1202, 2011)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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eBook 53,54 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-14441-7
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Hardcover 77,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-14440-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 67,55 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-42392-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geometry
Book Subtitle
Our Cultural Heritage
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14441-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14441-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14440-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42392-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 519
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