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H. S. M. Coxeter 
Beauty of geometry: Twelve Essays 
025993 
1968 
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Title  Beauty of geometry: Twelve Essays 
Author(s)  H. S. M. Coxeter 
Publication  New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1968. 
Description  x, 274p. 
Abstract Note  Written by a distinguished mathematician, the dozen absorbing essays in this versatile volume offer both supplementary classroom material and pleasurable reading for the mathematically inclined.
The essays promise to encourage readers in the further study of elementary geometry, not just for its own sake, but also for its broader applications, which receive a full and engaging treatment. Beginning with an analytic approach, the author reviews the functions of Schlafli and Lobatschefsky and discusses number theory in a dissertation on integral Cayley numbers. A detailed examination of group theory includes discussion of Wythoff's construction for uniform polytopes, as well as a chapter on regular skew polyhedra in three and four dimensions and their topological analogues. A profile of selfdual configurations and regular graphs introduces elements of graph theory, followed up with a chapter on twelve points in PG (5, 3) with 95040 selftransformations. Discussion of an upper bound for the number of equal nonoverlapping spheres that can touch another samesized sphere develops aspects of communication theory, while relativity theory is explored in a chapter on reflected light signals.  See more at: http://store.doverpublications.com/0486409198.html#sthash.U0Jy5hZo.dpuf 
ISBN,Price  9780486409191 : US $14.95(PB) 
Classification  514.01

Keyword(s)  1. GEOMETRY
2. GRAPH THEORY
3. GROUP THEORY
4. INTERGRAL CAYLEY NUMBERS

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