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You know that geometry is a math thing, right? You remember that much from school. You also probably remember that it has something to do with circles, squares, diameters, ang...Read more

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Author: Wendy ArnoneISBN-10: 0764553240ISBN-13: 9780764553240

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You know that geometry is a math thing, right? You remember that much from school. You also probably remember that it has something to do with circles, squares, diameters, angles, and all those other terms that floated in (and probably right out of ) your head as you were cramming for all those geometry tests way back when. But your math teacher probably never told you that you'd actually use that stuff in real life - if he had, maybe you would have paid more attention! Well, don't fret. You're in the same boat as almost everyone else. Geometry has about a million (a rough estimate) uses in real life - for example, you may have some home improvement projects you want to tackle; you have to know how to cut the wood at certain angles to make them fit together. ( Bet you didn't realize that carpenters have to be experts at geometry as well!) With a basic knowledge of geometry, building some bookshelves for your kid's room becomes so much easier. Geometry For Dummies can give you that basic understanding of geometry, and you might actually have a little fun along the way. Written in a breezy, easy-to-understand, non-textbook-like style, this book helps you with all your geometrical dilemmas. In Geometry For Dummies, you'll find out about the following topics and more: Understanding lines and angles Working up a geometry proof All those funny shapes: circles, rectangles, triangles, and the ever versatile polygon Having your Pi and eating it, too Taking the next step into trigonometry Doing someone a solid: Exploring prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and spheres Top Ten list of cool careers that use geometry and tips for making geometry easier Appendices with formulas, theorems, and other helpful geometry resources So whatever your reason for wanting to learn geometry - a home improvement project, helping your kid with his or her homework, or just a fascination with funny shapes - Geometry For Dummies is just what you need to recall what you learned in school and put it to good use. | |

Product Identifiers | |

ISBN-10 | 0764553240 |

ISBN-13 | 9780764553240 |

Key Details | |

Author | Wendy Arnone |

Number Of Pages | 384 pages |

Format | Paperback |

Publication Date | 2001-09-29 |

Language | English |

Publisher | Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John |

Additional Details | |

Copyright Date | 2001 |

Illustrated | Yes |

Dimensions | |

Weight | 19.5 Oz |

Height | 0.4 In. |

Width | 7.4 In. |

Length | 9.1 In. |

Target Audience | |

Group | Trade |

Classification Method | |

LCCN | 2001-090690 |

LC Classification Number | QA445.A76 2001 |

Dewey Decimal | 516 |

Dewey Edition | 21 |

Table Of Content | |

Table Of Content | Introduction.PART I: Just the Fundamentals (or Fun without Da Mental Drain).Chapter 1: Getting Down to the Terms of Geometry.Chapter 2: Fishing Around with Lines and Angles.PART II: Getting the Proof.Chapter 3: Logically Speaking about Proofs.Chapter 4: The Formal Proof Dressed Down.PART III: It Takes All Shapes and Sizes.Chapter 5: Polygons as Appetizers (A Taste of Closed Figures).Chapter 6: Angle + Angle + Angle = Triangle.Chapter 7: How to Develop Your Quads.Chapter 8: Going in Circles.PART IV: Separate but Equal? (Inequalities and Similarities).Chapter 9: Inequalities (or It's Just Not Fair!).Chapter 10: Similarity Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery.PART V: Geometry's Odds and Ends.Chapter 11: You Sank My Battleship! (or Working with Coordinates).Chapter 12: Locus (and I Don't Mean Bugs).Chapter 13: Trigonometry Rears Its Ugly Head.Chapter 14: The Third Dimension: Looking at Solid Geometry.PART VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 15: Ten Cool Careers That Use Geometry.Chapter 16: Ten Hot Tips to Make Geometry Easier.PART VII: Appendixes.Appendix A: Squares, Square Roots, and a Trig Table (It Jist Don't Get More Exciting Than This).Appendix B: Important Formulae: A Quickie Guide.Appendix C: Postulates, Theorems, and Other Delectables.Glossary.Index.Book Registration Information. |

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Created: 03/02/11

Don't assume anybody in America knows anything. If they look stupid they probably are. Buy a book like this to make sure your supposed "Contractor" has some sort of handle on math. (Most will not) Yet you will let them loose on or in your home. Anything based on math is a good bet the worker hasn't got a clue about it since he is a product of piss poor educational system that we are paying top dollar for. Most of our teacher are in it for a nine month job and no cost health insurance and the average of two retirement plans. This country is way down on the educational "totum pole" so buy yourself some protection found in a book like this. You can either cehck their math or preferably do it for them. If you are as fussy as I am you may want to have your job done right with the corners and trusses properly mitered etcetera. The average contractor is going to "wing it" and finsh with "gobbs of caulk" unless you take the time to do the math for them. Buy the book, do the math, don't assume your job will be right because it ain't happening here in the good old USA!

Created: 29/09/10

THIS WAS A EXCELLENT BOOK THAT MADE LEARNING GEOMETRY EASIER. I BOUGHT THIS BOOK TO HELP MY FIFTEEN YEAR OLD SON LEARN GEOMETRY AND IT WAS GREAT FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Created: 02/05/09

I needed this book for my son whom is in High School and taking Geometry. He is having the hardest time trying to grasp it. Now he can look at this book and get the explanation on how to do the problems. This is so helpful.

Created: 05/11/06

I purchased two of these books for our 'class'. We are a homeschooling family and I want my son to have a firm grasp of mathematics. This book can supply that without the typical fear/dread when the word math is mentioned.

| **Yes,** I would recommend this product to a friend.

Created: 03/10/11

Excellent source for those who need a refresher course in geometry and for those of us who never got it the first time! Well organized and easy to understand. It could use a few moreexamples.

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