The Method of Coordinates

The Method of Coordinates

Description

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


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Details

Author(s)
Isarel M. Gelfand
Format
Paperback | 80 pages
Dimensions
137 x 217 x 6mm | 118g
Publication date
20 Oct 2011
Publisher
Dover Publications Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0486425657
ISBN13
9780486425658
Bestsellers rank
224,955