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Describing two cornerstones of mathematics, this basic textbook presents a unified approach to algebra and geometry. It covers the ideas of complex numbers, scalar and vector products, determinants, linear algebra, group theory, permutation groups, symmetry groups and aspects of geometry including groups of isometries, rotations, and spherical geometry. The book emphasises the interactions between topics, and each topic is constantly illustrated by using it to describe and discuss the others. Many ideas are developed gradually, with each aspect presented at a time when its importance becomes clearer. To aid in this, the text is divided into short chapters, each with exercises at the end. The related website features an HTML version of the book, extra text at higher and lower levels, and more exercises and examples. It also links to an electronic maths thesaurus, giving definitions, examples and links both to the book and to external sources.Read more
- Unified approach gives students a better insight into the subjects
- For ease of use, the text is divided into small chapters with exercises at the end of each
- Supporting website contains enhanced electronic version of the text
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- Date Published: May 2005
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521890496
- length: 336 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
- weight: 0.46kg
- contains: 40 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Groups and permutations
2. The real numbers
3. The complex plane
4. Vectors in three-dimensional space
5. Spherical geometry
6. Quaternions and isometries
7. Vector spaces
8. Linear equations
11. Linear maps of Euclidean space
13. Möbius transformations
14. Group actions
15. Hyperbolic geometry
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