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Course in Modern Geometries - 2nd edition

Course in Modern Geometries (ISBN10: 0387989722; ISBN13: 9780387989723)
ISBN13: 978-0387989723
ISBN10: 0387989722

Summary: A Course in Modern Geometries, Second Edition, is designed for a junior-senior level course for mathematics majors, including those who plan to teach in secondary school. Chapter 1 presents several finite geometries in an axiomatic framework. Chapter 2 continues the synthetic approach as it introduces Euclid's geometry and ideas of non-Euclidean geometry. In Chapter 3, a new introduction to symmetry and hands-on explorations of isometries precede the extensive analyt ...show moreic treatment of isometries, similarities and affinities. A new concluding section explores isometries of space. Chapter 4 presents plane projective geometry both synthetically and analytically. The extensive use of matrix representations of groups of transformations in Chapters 3-4 reinforces ideas from linear algebra and serves as excellent preparation for a course in abstract algebra. The new Chapter 5 uses a descriptive and exploratory approach to introduce chaos theory and fractal geometry, stressing the self-similarity of fractals and their generation by transformations from Chapter 3. Each chapter includes a list of suggested resources for applications or related topics in areas such as art and history. The second edition also includes pointers to the web location of author-developed guides for dynamic software explorations of the Poincaré model, isometries, projectivities, conics and fractals. Parallel versions of these explorations are available for Cabri Geometry and Geometer's Sketchpad.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 01
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York
Published: 11/29/2000
International: No

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