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Axiomatic Geometry

Axiomatic Geometry - 13 edition

Axiomatic Geometry - 13 edition

ISBN13: 9780821884782

ISBN10: 0821884786

Axiomatic Geometry by John M. Lee - ISBN 9780821884782
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 13
Copyright: 2013
Publisher: American Mathematical Society
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Axiomatic Geometry by John M. Lee - ISBN 9780821884782

ISBN13: 9780821884782

ISBN10: 0821884786

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 13

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Summary

Jack Lee's book will be extremely valuable for future high school math teachers. It is perfectly designed for students just learning to write proofs; complete beginners can use the appendices to get started, while more experienced students can jump right in. The axioms, definitions, and theorems are developed meticulously, and the book culminates in several chapters on hyperbolic geometry—a lot of fun, and a nice capstone to a two-quarter course on axiomatic geometry. —John H. Palmieri, University of Washington Lee's Axiomatic Geometry is suitable for an undergraduate college geometry course, and since it covers most of the topics normally taught in American high school geometry, it would be excellent preparation for future high school teachers. —Robin Hartshorne, University of California, Berkeley The story of geometry is the story of mathematics itself: Euclidean geometry was the first branch of mathematics to be systematically studied and placed on a firm logical foundation, and it is the prototype for the axiomatic method that lies at the foundation of modern mathematics. It has been taught to students for more than two millennia as a model of logical thought. This book tells the story of how the axiomatic method has progressed from Euclid's time to ours, as a way of understanding what mathematics is, how we read and evaluate mathematical arguments, and why mathematics has achieved the level of certainty it has. It is designed primarily for advanced undergraduates who plan to teach secondary school geometry, but it should also provide something of interest to anyone who wishes to understand geometry and the axiomatic method better. It introduces a modern, rigorous, axiomatic treatment of Euclidean and (to a lesser extent) non-Euclidean geometries, offering students ample opportunities to practice reading and writing proofs while at the same time developing most of the concrete geometric relationships that secondary teachers will need to know in the classroom.