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The Facts On File Geometry Handbook

 
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This volume is the ideal primer for middle and high school students on the subject of geometry. It explains the fundamental concepts, ideas, processes and procedures, and figures that make geometry highly applicable in the world outside the classroom.

Topics covered include:

* Analytic geometry
* Beltrami-Klein model
* Cantor set
* Ellipse
* Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
* Hyperbolic cosine
* Kepler-Poinsot solids
* Mystic hexagram theorem
* Obtuse angle
* Penrose tiling
* Quadratic surface.

Biographies include:

* Fillipo Brunelleschi
* Shiing-Shen Chern
* Ren Descartes
* M.C. Escher
* Fibonacci
* Hippocrates of Chios
* Emmy Noether
* Blaise Pascal
* Marjorie Senechal
* Zu Chongzhi.

Tables, charts, and diagrams include:

* Antiprism
* Conic sections
* Curvalinear figures and solids
* Fano Configuration
* Golden spiral
* Greek alphabet
* Polygons
* Tangent
* Trigonometric functions
* Trigonometric tables.

About the Author

Catherine A. Gorini, Ph.D., is a recognized expert in geometry and an award-winning teacher. She has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Virginia and more than 25 years of experience teaching mathematics. Gorini is currently professor of mathematics and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Maharishi University of Management.
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