Roads to Geometry (3rd Edition)
( This new book clarifies, extends, and unifies concepts...)
This new book clarifies, extends, and unifies concepts discussed in basic high school geometry courses. It gives readers a comprehensive introduction to plane geometry in a historical context. Chapter topics include axiomatic systems, axiom sets for geometry, neutral geometry, Euclidean geometry of the plane, analytic and transformational geometry, non-Euclidean geometries, and projective geometry. For anyone in need of a refresher course in geometry.
Roads to Geometry, Third Edition
(Now available from Waveland Press, the Third Edition of R...)
Now available from Waveland Press, the Third Edition of Roads to Geometry is appropriate for several kinds of students. Pre-service teachers of geometry are provided with a thorough yet accessible treatment of plane geometry in a historical context. Mathematics majors will find its axiomatic development sufficiently rigorous to provide a foundation for further study in the areas of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry. By using the SMSG postulate set as a basis for the development of plane geometry, the authors avoid the pitfalls of many "foundations of geometry" texts that encumber the reader with such a detailed development of preliminary results that many other substantive and elegant results are inaccessible in a one-semester course. At the end of each section is an ample collection of exercises of varying difficulty that provides problems that both extend and clarify results of that section, as well as problems that apply those results. At the end of chapters 3-7, a summary list of the new definitions and theorems of each chapter is included. Not-for-sale instructor's resource materials available online to college and university faculty only; contact publisher directly.
Stephen Francis West Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Oswego, 1968; MST, Rutgers University, 1974; Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1979.
Teacher mathematics, Pulaski (New York) Academy, 1968-1979; assistant instructor, University Texas, Austin, 1976-1978; associate professor, State University of New York, Geneseo, since 1979. Speaker in field.
Member Mathematics Association American, National Council Teachers Mathematics, Association Mathematics Teachers New York State (president 1988-1989, journal editor since 1991).
Married Kristine Elizabeth Metroka, January 28, 1967. Children: Michelle, Jennifer, Holly, Stephen J.