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LEARN GEOMETRY FROM AN ALL-NEW ANGLE!
Now anyone with an interest in basic, practical geometry can master it -- without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Geometry Demystified, best-selling author Stan Gibilisco provides a fun, effective, and totally painless way to learn the fundamentals and general concepts of geometry.
With Geometry Demystified you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers multiple-choice questions at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.
Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, Geometry Demystified is your direct route to learning or brushing up on this essential math subject.
Get ready to:
* Learn all about points, lines, and angles
* Figure out perimeters, areas, and volumes
* Improve your spatial perception
* Envision warped space and hyperspace
* And much more!
Includes bibliographical references (p. 304) and index.
About the Author
Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most diverse and best-selling authors. His clear, friendly, easy-to-read writing style makes his electronics titles accessible to a wide audience and his background in mathematics and research make him an ideal handbook editor. He is the author of The TAB Encyclopedia of Electronics for Technicians and Hobbyists Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics. Booklist named his book, The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing, one of the Best References of 1996.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: TWO DIMENSIONS
Chapter 1. Some Basic Rules
Chapter 2. Triangles
Chapter 3. Quadrilaterals
Chapter 4. Other Plane Figures
Chapter 5. Compass and Straight Edge
Chapter 6. The Cartesian Plane
Test: Part One
PART TWO: THREE DIMENSIONS AND UP
Chapter 7. An Expanded Set of Rules
Chapter 8. Surface Area and Volume
Chapter 9. Vectors and Cartesian Three-Space
Chapter 10. Alternative Coordinates
Chapter 11. Hyperspace and Warped Space
Test: Part Two
ANSWERS TO QUIZ, TEST, AND EXAM QUESTIONS
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL REFERENCES