Henry Africk

This text is intended for a brief introductory course in plane geometry. It covers the topics from elementary geometry, most likely required for more advanced mathematics courses. The only prerequisite is a semester of algebra. The emphasis is on applying basic geometric principles to the numerical solution of problems. For this purpose, the number of theorems and definitions is kept small. Proofs are short and intuitive, mostly in the style of those found in a typical trigonometry or precalculus text. There is little attempt to teach theorem-proving or formal methods of reasoning. However, the topics are ordered so that they may be taught deductively.