The Method of Coordinates (Dover Books on Mathematics) (Paperback)

The Method of Coordinates (Dover Books on Mathematics) By I. M. Gelfand, E. G. Glagoleva, A. a. Kirillov Cover Image
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This introductory text explores the translation of geometric concepts into the language of numbers in order to define the position of a point in space (the orbit of a satellite, for example). The two-part treatment begins with discussions of the coordinates of points on a line, coordinates of points in a plane, and the coordinates of points in space. Part 2 examines geometry as an aid to calculation and the necessity and peculiarities of four-dimensional space. Written for systematic study, it features a helpful series of "road signs" in the margins, alerting students to passages requiring particular attention, and an abundance of ingenious problems - with solutions, answers, and hints - promote habits of independent work.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486425658
ISBN-10: 0486425657
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: October 20th, 2011
Pages: 82
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Mathematics