By Irving Adler

This richly certain review surveys the evolution of geometrical rules and the advance of the strategies of recent geometry from precedent days to the current. subject matters comprise projective, Euclidean, and non-Euclidean geometry in addition to the function of geometry in Newtonian physics, calculus, and relativity. Over a hundred workouts with solutions. 1966 edition.

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