Designed as a textbook for the study of classical analytic geometry. Incorporates in-line chapter dialogs using Mathematica to illustrate underlying concepts. Each chapter begins with definitions of underlying mathematical terminology and develops the topic with detailed derivations and prools of important concepts. Chapters conclude with more advanced topics in the form of exploration problems. Full solutions are provided.
Note: This PDF file contains the complete published text of the book entitled "Exploring Analytic Geometry with Mathematica" by author Donald L. Vossler published in 1999 by Academic Press (865 pages). The book is out of print and no longer available as a paperback from the original publisher. Additional materials from the book's accompanying CD, including the Descarta2D software, are available at the author's website. Contents
Getting Started | Descarta2D Tour | Coordinates and Points | Equations and Graphs | Lines and Line Segments | Circles | Arcs | Triangles | Parabolas | Ellipses | Hyperbolas | General Conics | Conic Arcs | Medial Curves | Transformations | Arc Length | Area | Tangent Lines | Tangent Circles | Tangent Conics | Biarcs | References | Packages | Explorations Related Topics