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Modern Geometry with Applications

Authors: Jennings, George A.

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This book is an introduction to the theory and applications of "modern geometry" ~ roughly speaking, geometry that was developed after Euclid. It covers three major areas of non-Euclidean geometry and their applica­ tions: spherical geometry (used in navigation and astronomy), projective geometry (used in art), and spacetime geometry (used in the Special The­ ory of Relativity). In addition it treats some of the more useful topics from Euclidean geometry, focusing on the use of Euclidean motions, and includes a chapter on conics and the orbits of planets. My aim in writing this book was to balance theory with applications. It seems to me that students of geometry, especially prospective mathe­ matics teachers, need to be aware of how geometry is used as well as how it is derived. Every topic in the book is motivated by an application and many additional applications are given in the exercises. This emphasis on applications is responsible for a somewhat nontraditional choice of top­ ics: I left out hyperbolic geometry, a traditional topic with practically no applications that are intelligible to undergraduates, and replaced it with the spacetime geometry of Special Relativity, a thoroughly non-Euclidean geometry with striking implications for our own physical universe. The book contains enough material for a one semester course in geometry at the sophomore-to-senior level, as well as many exercises, mostly of a non­ routine nature (the instructor may want to supplement them with routine exercises of his/her own).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Geometry with Applications
Authors
Series Title
Universitext
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-0855-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-0855-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-94222-3
Series ISSN
0172-5939
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 204
Number of Illustrations
150 b/w illustrations
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