Geometry: Euclid and Beyond (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)

Geometry: Euclid and Beyond (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)

Robin Hartshorne

Language: English

Pages: 536

ISBN: 0387986502

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This book offers a unique opportunity to understand the essence of one of the great thinkers of western civilization. A guided reading of Euclid's Elements leads to a critical discussion and rigorous modern treatment of Euclid's geometry and its more recent descendants, with complete proofs. Topics include the introduction of coordinates, the theory of area, history of the parallel postulate, the various non-Euclidean geometries, and the regular and semi-regular polyhedra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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