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Material Type: | Internet resource |
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Document Type: | Book, Internet Resource |

All Authors / Contributors: |
H S M Coxeter |

ISBN: | 0883855224 9780883855225 |

OCLC Number: | 40074192 |

Description: | xviii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm. |

Contents: | 1. The historical development of non-Euclidean geometry; 2. Real projective geometry; 3. Real projective geometry: polarities conics and quadrics; 4. Homogeneous coordinates; 5. Elliptic geometry in one dimension; 6. Elliptic geometry in two dimensions; 7. Elliptic geometry in three dimensions; 8. Descriptive geometry; 9. Euclidean and hyperbolic; 10. Hyperbolic geometry in two dimensions; 11. Circles and triangles; 12. The use of a general triangle of reference; 13. Area; 14. Euclidean models; 15. Concluding remarks. |

Series Title: | MAA spectrum. |

Responsibility: | H.S.M. Coxeter. |

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'No living geometer writes more clearly and beautifully about difficult topics than world famous Professor H. S. M. Coxeter. When non-Euclidean geometry was first developed, it seemed little more than a curiosity with no relevance to the real world. Then to everyone's amazement, it turned out to be essential to Einstein's general theory of relativity! Coxeter's book has remained out of print for too long. Hats off to the MAA for making this classic available once more.' Martin Gardner 'Coxeter's geometry books are a treasure that should not be lost. I am delighted to see Non-Euclidean Geometry back in print.' Doris Schattschneider Read more...

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