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Basic Geometry: Third Edition
George David Birkhoff and Ralph Beatley

AMS Chelsea Publishing
1959; 294 pp; hardcover
Volume: 120
ISBN-10: 0-8218-2101-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-2101-5
List Price: US$46
Member Price: US$41.40
Order Code: CHEL/120.H
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Basic Geometry: Manual for Teachers - George David Birkhoff and Ralph Beatley

Basic Geometry: Answer Book - George David Birkhoff and Ralph Beatley

A highly recommended high-school text by two eminent scholars.


"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

Table of 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 straightedge and compasses
  • Area and length
  • Continuous variation
  • Loci
  • Reasoning. Abstract logical systems
  • Laws of number
  • Index
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