Bookmark and Share

Show full item record

Title: Geometry
Author: Cherinda, Marcos

The Module on Geometry starts by looking at the historical development of knowledge that the humankind gather along centuries and became later, about 300 BC, the mathematical subject called “Euclidian Geometry” because of the grate work of Euclid. The inductive-deductive reasoning which characterizes this subject will be developed through investigation of your own conjectures on geometric objects and properties. You will explore geometry by using basic mechanical instruments (compass and straightedge) and computer software.

As you progress you will treat the Euclidian geometry using a referential system to locate points. The orthogonal Cartesian system of coordinates that you already know from secondary school is the most common referential system you will use in both two and three dimensions. You will also learn some other systems of coordinates that will empower you to do research in geometry and in other mathematical modules as well.

Going deeper in analysing the axiomatic construction of Euclidean geometry you will learn new geometrical structures, generally designated as Non-Euclidian geometry. So, summarily speaking, this Module is about Euclidean geometry treated in both syntactical and analytical ways and encloses an introduction to Non-Euclidean Geometry, handled synthetically only.

In addition to downloading the files below, you can also view them directly:

Date: 2010-12-16

Files in this item

Files Size Format View Description 879.4Kb QuickTime video View/Open Intro (QuickTime) 6.864Mb QuickTime video View/Open Overview (QuickTime)
Geometry.pdf 3.487Mb PDF View/Open Full module (pdf)

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

This Item hasn't been rated yet

Discuss this Item

%1/1000 characters used

All comments (1)

Joseph Magochi (admin)

4 years ago

Geometry has always been my favorite topic. The material has been presented exceptionally well.

Reply Cancel

%1/1000 characters used


My Account

Openly Licenced!

You can download, modify, share and distribute this material freely! Don't forget to contribute back if you make significant improvements.

Read more HERE

Follow Us:

Web Statistics