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This is an introduction to the ideas and principles behind geometry and includes generous helpings of simple explanations and examples. It lays special emphasis on coordinate systems and the coordinate changes that generate symmetries and also covers multiple geometrical systems and methods, including those of Euclid.
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Geometry aims to describe the world around us. It is central to many branches of mathematics and physics, and offers a whole range of views on the universe. This is an introduction to the ideas of geometry and includes generous helpings of simple explanations and examples. The book is based on many years teaching experience so is thoroughly class-tested, and as prerequisites are minimal, it is suited to newcomers to the subject. There are plenty of illustrations; chapters end with a collection of exercises, and solutions are available for teachers.About the Author:
Miles Reid is a Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick.
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