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PHI Learning, Jan 1, 2003 - Mathematics - 336 pages
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This text, primarily intended for undergraduate courses in mathematics, provides an excellent exposition of the fundamentals of solid geometry. The treatment is rigorous, systematic and exhaustive, covering all facets of the subject. Beginning with vector algebra as a prerequisite topic, the material presented includes the properties of the plane, the straight line, the sphere, and the conicoids. Conicoids, including cone and cylinder, have been dealt with together in a single chapter to drive home the underlying harmony existing between them. The simplicity of presentation differentiates this book from several others on the market. The vector approach used appeals to intuition easily and makes the treatment elegant and precise, helping students to gain a thorough knowledge of the mathematical principles of solid geometry. A very attractive feature of the book is the numerous examples which demonstrate the powerful analytical techniques of this discipline. An exhaustive collection of exercises of graded levels of difficulty, designed to enhance understanding and develop a feel for the subject, enriches each chapter.

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DIPAK CHATTERJEE, Ph.D., is Principal, Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata. Earlier, he served as distinguished professor of mathematics at St. Xavier’s college, Kolkata and also visiting professor at many universities, engineering colleges, and management institutions. He has several years of experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. Dr. Chatterjee has contributed a large number of research articles in different journals and also authored several textbooks.

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