Lectures on Analytic and Projective Geometry (Dover Books on Mathematics) (Paperback)

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Based on a historic approach taken by instructors at MIT, this text is geared toward junior and senior undergraduate courses in analytic and projective geometry. Starting with concepts concerning points on a line and lines through a point, it proceeds to the geometry of plane and space, leading up to conics and quadrics developed within the context of metrical, affine, and projective transformations. The algebraic treatment is occasionally exchanged for a synthetic approach, and the connection of the geometrical material with other fields is frequently noted.
Prerequisites for this treatment include three semesters of calculus and analytic geometry. Special exercises at the end of the book introduce students to interesting peripheral problems, and solutions are provided.

About the Author


Dirk J. Struik (1894-2000) was an acclaimed mathematician who taught at MIT from 1926 to 1960. After retirement he continued to lecture at MIT forums and served as an honorary research associate at Harvard's History of Science Department.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780486485959
ISBN-10: 0486485951
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: November 17th, 2011
Pages: 291
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Mathematics