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Geometry: Plane and Fancy By David A. Singer

Geometry: Plane and Fancy by David A. Singer

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Singers lively exposition and off-beat approach will greatly appeal both to students and mathematicians, and the contents of the book can be covered in a one-semester course, perhaps as a sequel to a Euclidean geometry course.

Geometry: Plane and Fancy Summary

Geometry: Plane and Fancy by David A. Singer

A fascinating tour through parts of geometry students are unlikely to see in the rest of their studies while, at the same time, anchoring their excursions to the well known parallel postulate of Euclid. The author shows how alternatives to Euclids fifth postulate lead to interesting and different patterns and symmetries, and, in the process of examining geometric objects, the author incorporates the algebra of complex and hypercomplex numbers, some graph theory, and some topology. Interesting problems are scattered throughout the text. Nevertheless, the book merely assumes a course in Euclidean geometry at high school level. While many concepts introduced are advanced, the mathematical techniques are not. Singers lively exposition and off-beat approach will greatly appeal both to students and mathematicians, and the contents of the book can be covered in a one-semester course, perhaps as a sequel to a Euclidean geometry course.

Table of Contents

1 Euclid and Non-Euclid.- 1.1 The Postulates: What They Are and Why.- 1.2 The Parallel Postulate and Its Descendants.- 1.3 Proving the Parallel Postulate.- 2 Tiling the Plane with Regular Polygons.- 2.1 Isometries and Transformation Groups.- 2.2 Regular and Semiregular Tessellations.- 2.3 Tessellations That Aren't, and Some Fractals.- 2.4 Complex Numbers and the Euclidean Plane.- 3 Geometry of the Hyperbolic Plane.- 3.1 The Poincare disc and Isometries of the Hyperbolic Plane.- 3.2 Tessellations of the Hyperbolic Plane.- 3.3 Complex numbers, Moebius Transformations, and Geometry.- 4 Geometry of the Sphere.- 4.1 Spherical Geometry as Non-Euclidean Geometry.- 4.2 Graphs and Euler's Theorem.- 4.3 Tiling the Sphere: Regular and Semiregular Polyhedra.- 4.4 Lines and Points: The Projective Plane and Its Cousin.- 5 More Geometry of the Sphere.- 5.1 Convex Polyhedra are Rigid: Cauchy's Theorem.- 5.2 Hamilton, Quaternions, and Rotating the Sphere.- 5.3 Curvature of Polyhedra and the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem.- 6 Geometry of Space.- 6.1 A Hint of Riemannian Geometry.- 6.2 What Is Curvature?.- 6.3 From Euclid to Einstein.- References.

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NLS9781461268376
9781461268376
1461268370
Geometry: Plane and Fancy by David A. Singer
New
Paperback
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
2012-09-28
162
N/A
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