Elementary Geometry of Algebraic Curves by C. G. Gibson

By C. G. Gibson

This is an advent to aircraft algebraic curves from a geometrical perspective, designed as a primary textual content for undergraduates in arithmetic, or for postgraduate and study employees within the engineering and actual sciences. The ebook is definitely illustrated and includes numerous hundred labored examples and workouts. From the widespread strains and conics of easy geometry the reader proceeds to normal curves within the actual affine airplane, with tours to extra common fields to demonstrate functions, equivalent to quantity thought. via including issues at infinity the affine aircraft is prolonged to the projective airplane, yielding a ordinary atmosphere for curves and offering a flood of illumination into the underlying geometry. A minimum quantity of algebra results in the recognized theorem of Bezout, whereas the information of linear structures are used to debate the classical crew constitution at the cubic.

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