This book engages the reader in a journey of discovery through a spirited discussion among three characters: Philosopher, Teacher and Student. Throughout the book, Philosopher pursues his dream of a unified theory of conics, where exceptions are banished. With a helpful teacher and example-hungry student, the trio soon finds that conics reveal much of their beauty when viewed over the complex numbers. It is profusely illustrated with pictures, worked-out examples, and a CD containing 36 applets. Conics is written in an easy, conversational style, and many historical tidbits and other points of interest are scattered throughout the text. Many students can self-study the book without outside help. This book is ideal for anyone having a little exposure to linear algebra and complex numbers.The cubea#39;s three aquot;square girthsaquot; through the circle centers centrally project to the spherea#39;s three great coordinate circles defined by x = 0. v = 0 and z = 0. The three diagonal girths of the cube a tangent to the heavy circles and only partiallyanbsp;...

Title | : | Conics: Text |

Author | : | Keith Kendig |

Publisher | : | Cambridge University Press - 2005-08-11 |

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