Geometry For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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 non-proof 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 3-D shapes
- Work with figures in the x-y coordinate system
So quit scratching your head. Geometry For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gets you un-stumped in a hurry.
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 Three-Sided Variety.
Chapter 7: Grasping Triangle Fundamentals.
Chapter 8: Regarding Right Triangles.
Chapter 9: Completing Congruent Triangle Proofs.
Part IV: Polygons of the Four-or-More 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 Not-So-Vicious Circles.
Chapter 14: Coming Around to Circle Basics.
Chapter 15: Circle Formulas and Theorems.
Part VI: Going Deep with 3-D Geometry.
Chapter 16: 3-D 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.
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.