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Thank you.

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gee, its still called that recently,

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0201531747/?tag=pfamazon01-20

or maybe the last part of the excellent book, Principles of Mathematics, by Allendoerfer and Oakley.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CD9834/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/0070345759/?tag=pfamazon01-20

And Schaum's Outline books are usually decent.

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It seems to be a study of elementary Euclidean geometry from the standpoint advocated by Descartes, namely coordinate geometry. So one introduces coordinates and then studies the same objects that could have been studied without them, namely circles and ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas, as well as their presentation as conic sections.

One also studies to some degree changes of coordinates, e.g. polar coordinates, and representations of the same basic quadratic curves via polar coordinates.

As described in the introduction to the chapter in Allendoerfer and Oakley: analytic geometry consists of taking equations and finding the graphs of those equations in the coordinate plane, and conversely, taking curves in the plane and writing equations to describe them. Oh of course one also discusses lines and line segments.

Almost the only book i found on amazon devoted exclusively to this topic was the one below from 1918, but it is a topic that would probably benefit students today. It just gets left out as part of the general, but unfortunate, move away from geometry in the US.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QO9RGE/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486404528/?tag=pfamazon01-20

I'm sorry I haven't read it either, but it is also cheap, with very good reviews. However, it looks like you need to know some linear algebra to read the book, which you may or may not know.

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Yes! I've found the Analytic Geometry (Schaum's Outline) pdf! Thanks for all the answers!

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Yes I am. You mean these? http://abalontico.matem.unam.mx/bib...cas&catid=51:catalogo-de-revistas-l&Itemid=78

These are available at the library... I don't think one can still buy copies but I am not really sure... I'm gonna ask around

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I have two copies actually myself, but it is a shame it is not available more widely. there are other nice titles as well. did you know my friend sevin recillas? or xavier and carlos gomez mont?

i apologize for diverting the thread.

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486404528/?tag=pfamazon01-20

I'm sorry I haven't read it either, but it is also cheap, with very good reviews. However, it looks like you need to know some linear algebra to read the book, which you may or may not know.

In fact, here are some others:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486466728/?tag=pfamazon01-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486481603/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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qspeechc, is it possible to find these books online? If yes, can you send me the download link?

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I have two copies actually myself, but it is a shame it is not available more widely. there are other nice titles as well. did you know my friend sevin recillas? or xavier and carlos gomez mont?

i apologize for diverting the thread.

Only by name, they are pretty famous around here (except Carlos, i've never heard of him)...

I think they replaced the Monografías with these ones... Aportaciones Matemáticas... http://texedores.matem.unam.mx/publ...ion=com_remository&Itemid=57&func=select&id=9

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qspeechc, is it possible to find these books online? If yes, can you send me the download link?

It doesn't seem any of the books are legally available for free download. You can look at a bit of Hausner here:

http://books.google.co.za/books?id=...=gbs_selected_pages&cad=3#v=onepage&q&f=false

I can't find anything on the other two, except some very short reviews of Robinson:

from amazon.com, and from google books:

I would think the first place you would look is the library, not necessarily for these books, but for books related to your course. When I was a student, a few years ago, you could even search for and loan books from nearby universities, so you can try that too.

For Hausner and Schuster there are used copies on amazon.com for less than $5, and Robinson for less than $8.

Sorry, that's all the help I can give.

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