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A Vector Space Approach to Geometry

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The effects of geometry and linear algebra on each other receive close attention in this examination of geometrys correlation with other branches of math and science. In-depth discussions include a review of systematic geometric motivations in vector space theory and matrix theory; the use of the center of mass in geometry, with an introduction to barycentric coordinates; axiomatic development of determinants in a chapter dealing with area and volume; and a careful consideration of the particle problem. 1965 edition.

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An exploration of the correlation between geometry and linear algebra which portrays the former as best understood by the use and development of the latter rather than as an independent field. The author discusses systematic geometric motivations in vector space theory and matrix theory, the use of the center of mass in geometry, barycentric coordinates, axiomatic developments of determinants, and the particle problem. An unabridged republication of the work originally published in the "Prentice-Hall Mathematics Series" in 1965. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This examination of geometry's correlation with other branches of math and science features a review of systematic geometric motivations in vector space theory and matrix theory; more. 1965 edition.

Synopsis:

This examination of geometry's correlation with other branches of math and science features a review of systematic geometric motivations in vector space theory and matrix theory; more. 1965 edition.

Synopsis:

An exploration of the correlation between geometry and linear algebra which portrays the former as best understood by the use and development of the latter rather than as an independent field. The author discusses systematic geometric motivations in vector space theory and matrix theory, the use of

Table of Contents

1. The Center of Mass

  1.1 Introduction

  1.2 Some Physical Assumptions and Conventions

  1.3 Physical Motivations in Geometry

  1.4 Further Physical Motivations

  1.5 An Axiomatic characterization of Center of Mass

  1.6 An Algebraic Attack on Geometry

  1.7 Painting a Triangle

  1.8 Barycentric Coordinates

  1.9 Some Algebraic Anticipation

  1.10 Affine Geometry

2. Vector Algebra

  2.1 Introduction

  2.2 The Definition of Vector

  2.3 Vector Addition

  2.4 Scalar Multiplication

  2.5 Physical and Other Applications

  2.6 Geometric Applications

  2.7 A Vector Approach to the Center of Mass

3. Vector Spaces and Subspaces

  3.1 Introduction

  3.2 Vector Spaces

  3.3 Independence and Dimension

  3.4 Some Examples of Vector Spaces: Coordinate Geometry

  3.5 Further Examples

  3.6 Affine Subspaces

  3.7 Some Separation Theorems

  3.8 Some Collinearity and Concurrence Theorems

  3.9 The Invariance of Dimension

4. Length and Angle

  4.1 Introduction

  4.2 Geometric Definition of the Inner Product

  4.3 Proofs Involving the Inner Product

  4.4 The Metrix Axioms

  4.5 Some Analytic Geometry

  4.6 Orthogonal Subspaces

  4.7 Skew Coordinates

5. Miscellaneous Applications

  5.1 Introduction

  5.2 The Method of Orthogonal Projections

  5.3 Linear Equations: Three Views

  5.4 A Useful Formula

  5.5 Motion

  5.6 A Minimum Principle

  5.7 Function Spaces

6. Area and Volume

  6.1 Introduction

  6.2 Area in the Plane: An Axiom System

  6.3 Area in the Plane: A Vector Formulation

  6.4 Area of Polygons

  6.5 Further Examples

  6.6 Volumes in 3-Space

  6.7 Area Equals Base Times Height

  6.8 The Vector Product

  6.9 Vector Areas

7. Further Generalizations

  7.1 Introduction

  7.2 Determinants

  7.3 Some Theorems on Determinants

  7.4 Even and Odd Permutations

  7.5 Outer Products in n-Space

  7.6 Some Topology

  7.7 Areas of Curved Figures

8. Matrices and Linear Transformations

  8.1 Introduction

  8.2 Some Examples

  8.3 Affine and Linear Transformations

  8.4 The Matrix of a Linear Transformation

  8.5 The Matrix of an Affine Transformation

  8.6 Translations and Dilatations

  8.7 The Reduction of an Affine Transformation to a Linear One

  8.8 A Fixed Point Theorem with Probabilistic Implications

9. Area and Metric Considerations

  9.1 Introduction

  9.2 Determinants

  9.3 Applications to Analytic Geometry

  9.4 Orthogonal and Euclidean Transformations

  9.5 Classification of Motions of the Plane

  9.6 Classification of Motions of 3-Space

10. The Algebra of Matrices

  10.1 Introduction

  10.2 Multiplication of Matrices

  10.3 Inverses

  10.4 The Algebra of Matrices

  10.5 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

  10.6 Some Applications

  10.7 Projections and Reflections

11. Groups

  11.1 Introduction

  11.2 Definitions and Examples

  11.3 The "Erlangen Program"

  11.4 Symmetry

  11.5 Physical Applications of Symmetry

  11.6 Abstract Groups

  Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486404523
Author:
Hausner, Melvin
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Mathematics
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Geometry - General
Subject:
Vector Analysis
Subject:
Geometry - Algebraic
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics-Geometry and Trigonometry
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Mathematics
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.99 lb

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