By M. N. Aref
Each of the 8 chapters covers a special point of Euclidean geometry: triangles and polygons; components, squares and rectangles; circles and tangency; ratio and share; loci and transversals; geometry of traces and rays; geometry of the circle; and house geometry. The authors checklist correct theorems and corollaries, and so they nation and end up many vital propositions. greater than 2 hundred figures illustrate the text.
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