The Top 10 Books on Analytic Geometry

Apr 7, 2021

The process of finding the right math book can be challenging as well as time-consuming. Here is a list of some of the best math books on analytic geometry. Most of these texts also have an available Kindle version.

Analytic Geometry (Cengage Learning, 6th Edition) By Douglas F. Riddle

This text is one of the most popular and most well-respected books on analytic geometry. This text engages students by presenting interesting applications and historical digressions on all topics. The text is meant for use in a one-term analytic geometry college course. The text includes the following topics: plane analytic geometry, vectors in a plane, the number line, the circle, conic sections, transformations of coordinates, curve sketching, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and solid analytic geometry.

Analytic Geometry (Schaum’s Outline)

This text covers the basics of analytic geometry. Schuam’s outline is perfect for use in an introductory college course. The text is also perfect for the student who needs a content refresher. The book is thorough and easy to follow. The text accessibly delineates all procedures and concepts. The text’s accessibility coupled with several practice problems makes this book ideal for independent study.

History of Analytic Geometry (Dover Publishing, Kindle Edition) by Carl B. Boyer

This analytic geometry download provides students with an overview of and the historical development of the main topics of analytic geometry. The text covers the important mathematical discoveries made by the likes of Pierre de Fermat, Rene Descartes, Issac Newton, Leonhard Euler, and many others.

Introduction to Analytic Geometry (Kindle Edition) by Percey Smith

This analytic geometry ebook provides the basic concepts for any beginning analytic geometry course. The text includes the following topics: an algebra and trigonometry review, Cartesian coordinates, curves and their equations, first degree equations, the circle, polar coordinates, transformations of coordinates, conic sections, and tangents and normals.

Analytical Geometry of Three Dimension (Dover Publications, 2nd Revised Edition) by William H. McCrea

This text is geared toward graduate students or more advanced undergraduate students. Because the text is focused toward advanced learners, its instruction and proofs are brief. However, the text is rigorous and thorough. The text includes the following topics: the coordinate system, planes and lines, spheres, homogeneous coordinates, second degree equations, quadratic equations of Cartesian coordinates, and intersection of quadratic equations.

Analytic Geometry (Pearson Publishers, 7th Edition) by Gordon Fuller and Dalton Tarwater

This text is designed for use in an introductory course in analytic geometry. The text gets to the heart of the subject through the emphasis of the basics of analytic geometry. Also, the text explores the main concepts needed for future Calculus courses.

Analytic Geometry with Introductory Chapter on Calculus (CreateSpace Independent Publishing) by Claude Irwin Palmer and William Charles Krathwohl

This text proves high accessibility for students. The text is designed for students who do not have much of a math background, but who have a math requirement for their major. The book makes the concepts simple and easy to understand, without cutting corners. Also, this book is geared toward the more visual learner.

Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry: An Analytic Approach (Cambridge University Press) by Patrick J. Ryan

This text is very thorough and is intended for students with a solid math background. The text serves as a bridge between classical geometry and modern geometry. The text rigorously delves into the proofs of all the concepts it presents. The text includes the following topics: Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, congruence theorems, concurrence theorems, classification of isometries, angle addition, and trigonometric formulas.

Technical Calculus with Analytic Geometry (Dover Publications, Reprint Edition) by Judith L. Gersting

This text is designed for use in a two term calculus course. The text is geared toward students who are pursuing a technology degree. The text provides students with easy to follow instruction and detailed procedures. The text includes the following topics: functions, graphs, straight lines, conic sections, coordinate systems, the derivative, integration, derivatives of transcendental functions, patterns for integrations, series expansion of functions, and differential equations.

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