Geometry For Dummies, 2nd EditionISBN: 9780470089460
408 pages
January 2008

Description
Before you know it, you’ll be devouring proofs with relish. You’ll find out how a proof’s chain of logic works and discover some basic secrets for getting past rough spots. Soon, you’ll be proving triangles congruent, calculating circumferences, using formulas, and serving up pi. The nonproof parts of the book contain helpful formulas and tips that you can use anytime you need to shape up your knowledge of shapes. You’ll even get a feel for why geometry continues to draw people to careers in art, engineering, carpentry, robotics, physics, and computer animation, among others.You’ll discover how to:
 Identify lines, angles, and planes
 Measure segments and angles
 Calculate the area of a triangle
 Use tips and strategies to make proofs easier
 Figure the volume and surface area of a pyramid
 Bisect angles and construct perpendicular lines
 Work with 3D shapes
 Work with figures in the xy coordinate system
So quit scratching your head. Geometry For Dummies, 2^{nd} Edition, gets you unstumped in a hurry.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started with Geometry Basics.
Chapter 1: Introducing Geometry.
Chapter 2: Building Your Geometric Foundation.
Chapter 3: Sizing Up Segments and Analyzing Angles.
Part II: Introducing Proofs.
Chapter 4: Prelude to Proofs.
Chapter 5: Your Starter Kit of Easy Theorems and Short Proofs.
Chapter 6: The Ultimate Guide to Tackling a Longer Proof.
Part III: Triangles: Polygons of the ThreeSided Variety.
Chapter 7: Grasping Triangle Fundamentals.
Chapter 8: Regarding Right Triangles.
Chapter 9: Completing Congruent Triangle Proofs.
Part IV: Polygons of the FourorMore Sided Variety.
Chapter 10: The Seven Wonders of the Quadrilateral World.
Chapter 11: Proving That You’ve Got a Particular Quadrilateral.
Chapter 12: Polygon Formulas: Area, Angles, and Diagonals.
Chapter 13: Similarity: Same Shape, Different Size.
Part V: Working with NotSoVicious Circles.
Chapter 14: Coming Around to Circle Basics.
Chapter 15: Circle Formulas and Theorems.
Part VI: Going Deep with 3D Geometry.
Chapter 16: 3D Space: Proofs in a Higher Plane of Existence.
Chapter 17: Getting a Grip on Solid Geometry.
Part VII: Placement, Points, and Pictures: Alternative Geometry Topics.
Chapter 18: Coordinate Geometry.
Chapter 19: Changing the Scene with Geometric Transformations.
Chapter 20: Locating Loci and Constructing Constructions.
Part VIII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 21: Ten Things to Use as Reasons in Geometry Proofs.
Chapter 22: Ten Cool Geometry Problems.
Part IX: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Formulas and Other Important Stuff You Should Know.
Appendix B: Glossary.
Index.
Author Information
Geometry For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is Ryan’s fifth book. Everyday Math for Everyday Life (Grand Central Publishing) was published in 2002; Calculus For Dummies (Wiley), in 2003; Calculus Workbook For Dummies (Wiley), in 2005; and Geometry Workbook For Dummies (Wiley), in 2006. His math books have sold over 200,000 copies.
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