# Geometry

We are surrounded by space. And that space contains lots of things. And these things have shapes. In geometry we are concerned with the nature of these shapes, how we define them, and what they teach us about the world at large--from math to architecture to biology to astronomy (and everything in between). Learning geometry is about more than just taking your medicine ("It's good for you!"), it's at the core of everything that exists--including you. Having said all that, some of the specific topics we'll cover include angles, intersecting lines, right triangles, perimeter, area, volume, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, analytic geometry, and geometric constructions. Wow. That's a lot. To summarize: it's difficult to imagine any area of math that is more widely used than geometry.
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## Angles and intersecting lines

This topic continues our journey through the world of Euclid by helping us understand angles and how they can relate to each other.

## Special properties and parts of triangles

You probably like triangles. You think they are useful. They show up a lot. What you'll see in this topic is that they are far more magical and mystical than you ever imagined!

## Transformations

In this topic you will learn about the most useful math concept for creating video game graphics: geometric transformations, specifically translations, rotations, reflections, and dilations. You will learn how to perform the transformations, and how to map one figure into another using these transformations.

## Congruence

Learn what it means for two figures to be congruent, and how to determine whether two figures are congruent or not. Use this immensely important concept to prove various geometric theorems about triangles and parallelograms.

## Similarity

Learn what it means for two figures to be similar, and how to determine whether two figures are similar or not. Use this concept to prove geometric theorems and solve some problems with polygons.

## Right triangles and trigonometry

Triangles are not always right (although they are never wrong), but when they are it opens up an exciting world of possibilities. Not only are right triangles cool in their own right (pun intended), they are the basis of very important ideas in analytic geometry (the distance between two points in space) and trigonometry.

## Circles

Explore, prove, and apply important properties of circles that have to do with things like arc length, radians, inscribed angles, and tangents.

## Perimeter, area, and volume

A broad set of tutorials covering perimeter area and volume with and without algebra.

## Analytic geometry

In analytic geometry, also known as coordinate geometry, we think about geometric objects on the coordinate plane. For example, we can see that opposite sides of a parallelogram are parallel by by writing a linear equation for each side and seeing that the slopes are the same.

## Geometric constructions

We now have fancy computers to help us perfectly draw things, but have you ever wondered how people drew perfect circles or angle bisectors or perpendicular bisectors back in the day. Well this tutorial will have you doing just as your grandparents did (actually, a little different since you'll still be using a computer to draw circles and lines with a virtual compass and straightedge).

# Analytic geometry

In analytic geometry, also known as coordinate geometry, we think about geometric objects on the coordinate plane. For example, we can see that opposite sides of a parallelogram are parallel by by writing a linear equation for each side and seeing that the slopes are the same.
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## Distance and midpoints

Find the distance between two points or the midpoint of two points.

## Problem solving with distance on the coordinate plane

Use what you know about distance to solve problems on the coordinate plan like finding the perimeter of a shape or determining if a point is on a circle.

## Dividing line segments

Think about ratios of lengths of segments between points.

## Equations of parallel and perpendicular lines

Learn all about equations of parallel and perpendicular

## Coordinate plane proofs

Prove properties of shapes by putting them on the coordinate plane and then using distances, midpoints, and slopes.

## Equation of a circle

You know that a circle can be viewed as the set of all points that whose distance from the center is equal to the radius. In this tutorial, we use this information and the Pythagorean Theorem to derive the equation of a circle.

## Challenge: Distance between a point and a line

An optional tutorial where you'll figure out the minimum distance from a point to a given line.