3rd Edition

Geometry and Its Applications

By Walter Meyer Copyright 2021
    490 Pages 244 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    489 Pages 244 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    This unique textbook combines traditional geometry presents a contemporary approach that is grounded in real-world applications. It balances the deductive approach with discovery learning, introduces axiomatic, Euclidean and non-Euclidean, and transformational geometry. The text integrates applications and examples throughout. The Third Edition offers many updates, including expaning on historical notes, 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.

  • The Third Edition streamlines the treatment from the previous two editions
  • Treatment of axiomatic geometry has been expanded
  • Nearly 300 applications from all fields are included
  • An emphasis on computer science-related applications appeals to student interest
  • Many new excercises keep the presentation fresh
  • Chapter 1

    The Axiomatic Method in Geometry

    Chapter 2

    The Eucidean Heritage

    Chapter 3

    Non-Euclidean Geometry

    Chapter 4

    Transformation Geometry I: Isometries

    Chapter 5

    Vectors in Geometry

    Chapter 6

    Transformation Geometry II: Isometries and Matrices

    Chapter 7

    Transformation Geometry III: Similarity, Inversion and Projections

    Chapter 8

    Graphs, Maps and Polyhedra


    Walter A. Meyer is a professor at Adelphi University in New York.

    "Geometry and its Applications, 3rd edition, offers an impressive table of contents. It covers the usual topics yet goes further by covering other aspects not usually found in an introductory geometry textbook. The book covers the basics of axiomatic geometry with chapters on Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry incorporating material on hyperbolic and spherical geometries. It includes a series of chapters on transformation geometry, covering isometries, symmetries, similarity, inversion, and projections. Linear algebra is used to study a variety of geometric problems. Some aspects of graph theory related to geometry are introduced in a final chapter.
    A key strength of this book is its strong coverage of many diverse applications of geometry. The author’s background in industry has clearly helped him to present these applications in a nature and understandable way. With over 300 updated applications, many new exercises, and an emphasis on computer science-related applications appeals to student interest this new edition has been streamlined to tighten the presentation."
    -Dr. Ken Rosen