Author:
George A. Jennings

ISBN 13:
9780387942223

ISBN 10:
38794222

Edition:
2nd Edition

Publisher:
Springer

Publication Date:
1997-06-12

Format:
Paperback

Pages:
204

List Price:
$64.95

This is an introduction to the theory and applications of modern geometry. It differs from other books in its field in its emphasis on applications and its discussion of Special Relativity as a major example of a non-Euclidean geometry. Besides Special Relativity, it covers two other important areas of non-Euclidean geometry: spherical geometry (used in navigation and astronomy) and projective geometry (used in art). In addition, it reviews many useful topics from Euclidean geometry, emphasizing transformations, and includes a chapter on conics and planetary orbits. Applications are stressed throughout the book. Every topic is motivated by an application and many additional applications are given in the exercises. The book would be an excellent introduction to higher geometry for those students, especially prospective mathematics and teachers, who need to know how geometry is used in addition to its formal theory.