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December 29th, 2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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Coxeter's “Geometry Revisited” vs. “Introduction to Geometry

Which of these two books should I read first? Is one of them more advanced than the other? I'm planning to use them to self-study geometry. Thanks.
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Re: Coxeter's “Geometry Revisited” vs. “Introduction to Geom

While I might expect 'Geometry Revisited' to be accessible to high schoolers, I would not say the same of his Introduction to Geometry. I have not actually used Geometry Revisited, but I know of it. In short, perhaps a better name for "Introduction to Geometry" would be "Advanced Topics in Geometry."

On the lighter side, Revisited is around one-quarter the price of Intro, I believe. How much math do you know, and when you say 'self study geometry,' do you want to come out knowing more than before about circles, arcs, chords, trig, etc., or hyperbolic geometry and manifolds, say?
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Re: Coxeter's “Geometry Revisited” vs. “Introduction to Geom

I know calculus, complex analysis, some physics, etc. But I've never read a book dedicated to geometry, I have only used geometry as it shows up, sort of speak. So I wanted to read a book that's just about geometry. I can read first Revisited and then Intro to Geometry. If I were to read Intro first, then I don't see much point in reading Revisited after, since Intro already has all the topics I want (judging from the TOC). But I've been told that Intro is not easy, so I thought I should read Revisited first, so get my feet wet, sort of speak.
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