Geometry and Its Applications

Geometry and Its Applications

2nd Edition - February 21, 2006

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  • Author: Walter Meyer
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080478036
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694270

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Meyer's Geometry and Its Applications, Second Edition, combines traditional geometry with current ideas to present a modern approach that is grounded in real-world applications. It balances the deductive approach with discovery learning, and introduces axiomatic, Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, and transformational geometry. The text integrates applications and examples throughout and includes historical notes in many chapters. The Second Edition of Geometry and Its Applications is a significant text for any college or university that focuses on geometry's usefulness in other disciplines. It is especially appropriate for engineering and science majors, as well as future mathematics teachers.

Key Features

  • Realistic applications integrated throughout the text, including (but not limited to):
    • Symmetries of artistic patterns
    • Physics
    • Robotics
    • Computer vision
    • Computer graphics
    • Stability of architectural structures
    • Molecular biology
    • Medicine
    • Pattern recognition
  • Historical notes included in many chapters

Readership

Junior/Senior level undergraduate courses in geometry

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Axiomatic Method in Geometry
    2. The Euclidean Heritage
    3. Non-Euclidean Geometry
    4. Transformation Geometry I: Isometries and Symmetries
    5. Vectors in Geometry
    6. Transformation Geometry II: Isometries and Matrices
    7. Transformation Geometry III: Similarity, Inversion and Projection
    8. Graphs, Maps and Polyhedra
    Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises

Product details

  • No. of pages: 560
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: February 21, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080478036
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694270

About the Author

Walter 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, U.S.A.

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