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Geometry of Curves

Geometry of Curves (Paperback, Contains 17 Paperback / softbacks)

By Rutter, J. W.

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Interest in the study of geometry is currently enjoying a resurgence-understandably so, as the study of curves was once the playground of some very great mathematicians. However, many of the subject's more exciting aspects require a somewhat advanced mathematics background. For t...he fun stuff to be accessible, we need to offer students an introduction with modest prerequisites, one that stimulates their interest and focuses on problem solving.Integrating parametric, algebraic, and projective curves into a single text, Geometry of Curves offers students a unique approach that provides a mathematical structure for solving problems, not just a catalog of theorems. The author begins with the basics, then takes students on a fascinating journey from conics, higher algebraic and transcendental curves, through the properties of parametric curves, the classification of lima?ons, envelopes, and finally to projective curves, their relationship to algebraic curves, and their application to asymptotes and boundedness.T he uniqueness of this treatment lies in its integration of the different types of curves, its use of analytic methods, and its generous number of examples, exercises, and illustrations. The result is a practical text, almost entirely self-contained, that not only imparts a deeper understanding of the theory, but inspires a heightened appreciation of geometry and interest in more advanced studies.
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ISBN 9781584881667
Released NZ 23 Feb 2000
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Format Paperback, Contains 17 Paperback / softbacks
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Series Chapman Hall/CRC Mathematics Series (part: 17)
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ISBN-13 9781584881667
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint Chapman & Hall/CRC
Released 23 Feb 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, Contains 17 Paperback / softbacks
Contains Contains 17 Paperback / softbacks
Author(s) By Rutter, J. W.
Series Chapman Hall/CRC Mathematics Series (part: 17)
Category Geometry
Number Theory
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 516.3/52;516.352
Weight 544g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Curves, Plane, Courbes planes, Curves, Plane, Algebraeische krommen, Courbes planes
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly