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Includes a handy glossary of geometric terms for easy reference The pain-free way to explore geometry and come out smiling All right, youve got to know some geometry. Relax Wi...Read more
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Geometry for Dummies® by Wendy Arnone (2001, Paperback)

Author: Wendy Arnone | ISBN-10: 0764553240 | ISBN-13: 9780764553240
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Includes a handy glossary of geometric terms for easy reference The pain-free way to explore geometry and come out smiling All right, youve got to know some geometry. Relax With the help of expert Wendy Arnone, youll tackle everything from points and planes to triangles, proofs, and more. This friendly guide explains it all in easy-to-understand, no-nonsense language. Discover how to: Explore postulates and theorems Calculate area, circumference, and more Solve linear equations Determine ratios Work with coordinates and loci Understand trigonometry The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English Get in, get out information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Get smart www dummies.com Sign up for daily eTips at www dummiesdaily.com Choose from among 33 different subject categories Get news you can use on everything from money to health to computers

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.


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ISBN-100764553240
ISBN-139780764553240

Key Details
AuthorWendy Arnone
Number Of Pages384 pages
FormatPaperback
Publication Date2001-09-29
LanguageEnglish
PublisherWiley & Sons, Incorporated, John

Additional Details
Copyright Date2001
IllustratedYes

Dimensions
Weight19.2 Oz
Height0.8 In.
Width7.3 In.
Length9.2 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade

Classification Method
LCCN2001-090690
LC Classification NumberQA445.A76 2001
Dewey Decimal516
Dewey Edition21

Table Of Content
Table Of ContentIntroduction.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!
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Best way to learn geometry.

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Created: 09/10/14
I bought this book to help me prepare for a state certification test and it explains the subject better than college texts. I haven't finished reading it yet but, so far, there is nothing not to like. The material is presented in an easy to follow manner.

The 'For Dummies' books are a very well written series and I would recommend them for whatever needs you may have.
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GEOMETRY FOR DUMMIES

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.
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Geometry for Dummies

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.
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Geo. for Dummies

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.
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