ISBN-10:
0471504580
ISBN-13:
9780471504580
Pub. Date:
03/09/1989
Publisher:
Wiley
Introduction to Geometry / Edition 2

Introduction to Geometry / Edition 2

by H. S. M. Coxeter
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Overview

This classic work is now available in an unabridged paperback edition. The Second Edition retains all the characterisitcs that made the first edition so popular: brilliant exposition, the flexibility permitted by relatively self-contained chapters, and broad coverage ranging from topics in the Euclidean plane, to affine geometry, projective geometry, differential geometry, and topology. The Second Edition incorporates improvements in the text and in some proofs, takes note of the solution of the 4-color map problem, and provides answers to most of the exercises.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471504580
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/09/1989
Series: Wiley Classics Library Series , #19
Edition description: REV
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Harold Scott MacDonald "Donald" Coxeter, FRS, FRSC, CC was a British-born Canadian geometer. Coxeter is regarded as one of the greatest geometers of the 20th century. He was born in London, received his BA and PhD from Cambridge, but lived in Canada from age 29.

Table of Contents

Triangles.

Regular Polygons.

Isometry in the Euclidean Plane.

Two-Dimensional Crystallography.

Similarity in the Euclidean Plane.

Circles and Spheres.

Isometry and Similarity in Euclidean Space.

Coordinates.

Complex Numbers.

The Five Platonic Solids.

The Golden Section and Phyllotaxis.

Ordered Geometry.

Affine Geometry.

Projective Geometry.

Absolute Geometry.

Hyperbolic Geometry.

Differential Geometry of Curves.

The Tensor Notation.

Differential Geometry of Surfaces.

Geodesics.

Topology of Surfaces.

Four-Dimensional Geometry.

Tables.

References.

Answers to Exercises.

Index.

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