By Alfred S. Posamentier
Advanced Euclidean Geometry provides an intensive overview of the necessities of high university geometry after which expands these thoughts to complex Euclidean geometry, to provide academics extra self belief in guiding scholar explorations and questions.
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RDC = AQDC. • From the preceding applications, we have seen how Ceva s theorem easily enables us to prove theorems whose proofs would otherwise be quite complex. Ceva s theorem again demonstrates its usefulness in assisting us in proving an interesting point of concurrency in a triangle known as the Gergonne point THE GERGONNE POINT A fascinating point of concurrency in a triangle was first established by French mathematician Joseph-Diaz Gergonne (1771-1859). Gergonne reserved a distinct place in the history of mathematics as the initiator (in 1810) of the first purely mathematical journal, Annales des mathématiques pures et appliqués.
Thus we may use b to represent either a side of a triangle, its name, or its measure, as the context should make clear. The ambiguity reflects our choice and not our igno rance— our aim is clarity. The rigor and precision that support the material could certainly be supplied, but only with time and space that seem inappropri ate in our discussion. Sides: a, by c Feet of angle bisectors: T^, Angles: oiy ¡3, y Vertices: A, By C Incenter (point of concurrence of angle bisectors; center of inscribed circle): I Altitudes: h„y hi^y he Inradius (radius of inscribed circle): r Feet of the altitudes: H^, H^,, Circumcenter (point of concurrence of perpendicular bisectors of sides; center of circumscribed circle): O Orthocenter (point of concurrence of altitudes): H Medians: mi,y nic Midpoints of sides: M^, Myy Centroid (point of concurrence of medians): G Angle bisectors: Circumradius (radius of circumscribed circle): R Semiperimeter (half the sum of the lengths of the sides: |(a + i?
This last example of duality demonstrates that related words also need to be changed when forming the dual of a statement. Specifically, note that collinear and concurrent are dual words, as are triangle and trilateral. Recall Cevas theorem (see Figure 3-1): 43 44 ADVANCED EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY The three lines containing the vertices A, B, and C of AABC and intersecting the opposite sides at points I, M, and N, respectively, are concurrent if and ^ , A N BL CM For the most part, the dual of a postulate is also a postulate, and the dual of a definition is itself a definition.
Advanced Euclidean Geometry by Alfred S. Posamentier