**The Geometry of the Sphere**

by John C. Polking

**Publisher**: Rice University 2000

**Description**:

We are interested here in the geometry of an ordinary sphere. In plane geometry we study points, lines, triangles, polygons, etc. On the sphere we have points, but there are no straight lines. Therefore it is natural to use great circles as replacements for lines. Then we can talk about triangles and polygons and other geometrical objects.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Read online**

(online html)

## Similar books

**Flavors of Geometry**

by

**Silvio Levy**-

**Cambridge University Press**

This book collects accessible lectures on four geometrically flavored fields of mathematics that have experienced great development in recent years: hyperbolic geometry, dynamics in several complex variables, convex geometry, and volume estimation.

(

**8670**views)

**The Axioms Of Descriptive Geometry**

by

**Alfred North Whitehead**-

**Cambridge University Press**

In this book, after the statement of the axioms, the ideas considered are those concerning the association of Projective and Descriptive Geometry by means of ideal points, point to point correspondence, congruence, distance, and metrical geometry.

(

**2920**views)

**Projective Geometry**

by

**Nigel Hitchin**

The techniques of projective geometry provide the technical underpinning for perspective drawing and in particular for the modern version of the Renaissance artist, who produces the computer graphics we see every day on the web.

(

**10198**views)

**Combinatorial and Computational Geometry**

by

**J. E. Goodman, J. Pach, E. Welzl**-

**Cambridge University Press**

This volume includes articles exploring geometric arrangements, polytopes, packing, covering, discrete convexity, geometric algorithms and their complexity, and the combinatorial complexity of geometric objects, particularly in low dimension.

(

**8425**views)