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Geometry Textbook Suggestions for Gifted Math Program?
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Mar 14, 2005 12:57 PM




Re: Geometry Textbook Suggestions for Gifted Math Program?
Posted:
Dec 29, 2004 8:23 PM


Karl M. Bunday wrote: > N. Silver wrote:
>> Look at: Elementary Geometry from an Advanced Standpoint, Third Edition >> [FACSIMILE] by Edwin Moise. It's the one I would use. Read the reviews >> on Amazon.com.
> I have that book at hand too, and like it. I think I bought it > originally because of the Amazon reviews that were posted > as of early 2001. It's approach is quite different, because it > starts out looking a lot like Landau's Grundlagen der Analysis,...
LOL. You're right. This text might be a bad gamble.
> and gets into geometry proper (mostly from an analytical point > of view rather than synthetic)
which is what the course should be about?!
> only after laying a foundation of the ordered field properties of the real > numbers. I would love to have anyone I know take a course in geometry > based on that textbook: I wonder if the program I know of would dare to > try it out?
1.) Here's another stab: Geometry by Ray Jurgensen, Richard G. Brown, which you can look inside at Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0395977274/ref=sib_rdr_dp/10417902688707900
2.) Here's a reference to an oldfashioned, dry book by Welchons, Plane Geometry.
3.) Another classic is: Basic Geometry by George David Birkhoff, Ralph Beatley, which you also can look inside at Amazon.com.
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