Vectors in Two or Three Dimensions (Modular Mathematics Series)

Vectors in Two or Three Dimensions (Modular Mathematics Series)

by Ann Hirst (Author)

Synopsis

Vectors in 2 or 3 Dimensions provides an introduction to vectors from their very basics. The author has approached the subject from a geometrical standpoint and although applications to mechanics will be pointed out and techniques from linear algebra employed, it is the geometric view which is emphasised throughout. Properties of vectors are initially introduced before moving on to vector algebra and transformation geometry. Vector calculus as a means of studying curves and surfaces in 3 dimensions and the concept of isometry are introduced later, providing a stepping stone to more advanced theories.

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Format: Illustrated
Pages: 148
Edition: Illustrated
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published: 17 Aug 1995

ISBN 10: 0340614692
ISBN 13: 9780340614693
Book Overview: * Adopts a geometric approach * Develops gradually, building from basics to the concept of isometry and vector calculus * Assumes virtually no prior knowledge * Numerous worked examples, exercises and challenge questions