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A Course in Modern Geometries By Judith N. Cederberg

A Course in Modern Geometries by Judith N. Cederberg

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Chapter 4 presents plane projective geometry both synthetically and analytically, and 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.

A Course in Modern Geometries Summary

A Course in Modern Geometries by Judith N. Cederberg

Designed for a junior-senior level course for mathematics majors, including those who plan to teach in secondary school. The first chapter presents several finite geometries in an axiomatic framework, while Chapter 2 continues the synthetic approach in introducing both Euclids and ideas of non-Euclidean geometry. There follows a new introduction to symmetry and hands-on explorations of isometries that precedes an extensive analytic treatment of similarities and affinities. Chapter 4 presents plane projective geometry both synthetically and analytically, and 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. Throughout, each chapter includes a list of suggested resources for applications or related topics in areas such as art and history, plus this second edition points to Web locations of author-developed guides for dynamic software explorations of the Poincare model, isometries, projectivities, conics and fractals. Parallel versions are available for "Cabri Geometry" and "Geometers Sketchpad".

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Second Edition

J. N. Cederberg

A Course in Modern Geometries

"Cederberg's book has the virtue of exceptionally clear exposition and at the same time, it is brief enough not to exhaust one's patience . . . I have seen hundreds of college-level texts on geometry and this is one of the handful I like the most."

-THE UMAP JOURNAL

Table of Contents

1 Axiomatic Systems and Finite Geometries.- 2 Non-Euclidean Geometry.- 3 Geometric Transformations of the Euclidean Plane.- 4 Projective Geometry.- 5 Chaos to Symmetry: An Introduction to Fractal Geometry.- Appendices.- B Hilbert's Axioms for Plane Geometry.- C Birkhoff's Postulates for Euclidean Plane Geometry.- D The SMSG Postulates for Euclidean Geometry.- E Some SMSG Definitions for Euclidean Geometry.- F The ASA Theorem.- References.

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NLS9781441931931
9781441931931
1441931937
A Course in Modern Geometries by Judith N. Cederberg
New
Paperback
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
2010-12-01
441
N/A
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