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Book DetailsAMS Chelsea PublishingVolume: 120; 1959; 294 ppMSC: Primary 51
Offers a sound mathematical development ... and at the same time enables the student to move rapidly into the heart of geometry.
—The Mathematics Teacher
Should be required reading for every teacher of geometry.
—The Mathematical Gazette
In this highly recommended high school text by two eminent scholars, the authors deduce plane Euclidean geometry by utilizing only five fundamental postulates. Incorporation of the system of real numbers in three of the five postulates of this geometry gives these assumptions great breadth and power. They lead the reader at once to the heart of geometry. It is because of the underlying power, simplicity, and compactness of this geometry that the authors called the book Basic Geometry.
The book is designed for a oneyear course in plane geometry. For advanced students, the authors incorporated certain material from threedimensional and socalled modern geometry. A rich variety of exercises as well as many illustrations applying the abstract geometrical concepts to real life provide an excellent source of teaching material.
A highly recommended highschool text by two eminent scholars.

Table of Contents

Front Cover

Acknowledgments

Preface

Contents

Reasoning. The Nature of Proof

The Five Fundamental Principles

The Seven Basic Theorems

Parallel Lines and Networks

The Circle and Regular Polygons

Constructions with Straightedgeand Compasses

Area and Length

Continuous Variation

Loci

Reasoning. Abstract Logical Systems

Laws of Number

Index

Back Cover


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Offers a sound mathematical development ... and at the same time enables the student to move rapidly into the heart of geometry.
The Mathematics Teacher 
Should be required reading for every teacher of geometry.
The Mathematical Gazette


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Offers a sound mathematical development ... and at the same time enables the student to move rapidly into the heart of geometry.
—The Mathematics Teacher
Should be required reading for every teacher of geometry.
—The Mathematical Gazette
In this highly recommended high school text by two eminent scholars, the authors deduce plane Euclidean geometry by utilizing only five fundamental postulates. Incorporation of the system of real numbers in three of the five postulates of this geometry gives these assumptions great breadth and power. They lead the reader at once to the heart of geometry. It is because of the underlying power, simplicity, and compactness of this geometry that the authors called the book Basic Geometry.
The book is designed for a oneyear course in plane geometry. For advanced students, the authors incorporated certain material from threedimensional and socalled modern geometry. A rich variety of exercises as well as many illustrations applying the abstract geometrical concepts to real life provide an excellent source of teaching material.
A highly recommended highschool text by two eminent scholars.

Front Cover

Acknowledgments

Preface

Contents

Reasoning. The Nature of Proof

The Five Fundamental Principles

The Seven Basic Theorems

Parallel Lines and Networks

The Circle and Regular Polygons

Constructions with Straightedgeand Compasses

Area and Length

Continuous Variation

Loci

Reasoning. Abstract Logical Systems

Laws of Number

Index

Back Cover

Offers a sound mathematical development ... and at the same time enables the student to move rapidly into the heart of geometry.
The Mathematics Teacher 
Should be required reading for every teacher of geometry.
The Mathematical Gazette