# Geometry and Its Applications

Academic Press, Feb 21, 2006 - Mathematics - 560 pages
Meyer's Geometry and Its Applications, Second Edition, combines traditional geometry with current ideas to present a modern approach that is grounded in real-world applications. It balances the deductive approach with discovery learning, and introduces axiomatic, Euclidean geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, and transformational geometry. The text integrates applications and examples throughout and includes historical notes in many chapters.

The Second Edition of Geometry and Its Applications is a significant text for any college or university that focuses on geometry's usefulness in other disciplines. It is especially appropriate for engineering and science majors, as well as future mathematics teachers.

* Realistic applications integrated throughout the text, including (but not limited to):
- Symmetries of artistic patterns
- Physics
- Robotics
- Computer vision
- Computer graphics
- Stability of architectural structures
- Molecular biology
- Medicine
- Pattern recognition
* Historical notes included in many chapters
* Instructor's Manual with solutions available for all adopters of the text

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### Contents

 1 The Axiomatic Method in Geometry 1 2 The Euclidean Heritage 37 3 NonEuclidean Geometry 103 Isometries and Symmetries 143 5 Vectors in Geometry 199 Isometries and Matrices 257
 Similarity Inversion and Projection 311 8 Graphs Maps and Polyhedra 379 Bibliography 459 Answers to OddNumbered Exercises 463 Index 523 Copyright

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