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So my teacher uses this book, William H McCrea's Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions, but it's awfully hard and dry. I need something with more exercises and better explanations, but that covers the same topics (right now I specially need RP^3).

Thanks for any suggestions.

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  • $\begingroup$ That only suggests open source books, which are not always the best. I'm asking for people to suggest books they know have what I want and are good and clear. I did search for the question before asking. $\endgroup$ – andrea1 Feb 23 '15 at 0:05
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I have a copy of A. Adrian Albert Solid Analytic Geometry. Can't promise that it is what you want as I never worked through it (given it when young). It is somewhat of the theorem lemma school and is thin like a monograph. I do think it is pretty clear and has decent examples and questions. [So, not a big recc, but something you could try.]

One that shows up on the web (free on google books) is Plane and Solid Analytic Geometry by William Fogg Osgood, William Caspar Graustein:

https://books.google.com/books/about/Plane_and_Solid_Analytic_Geometry.html?id=Yo0LAAAAYAAJ

(Edit) Also my Schaum's Outline for College Algebra contains a section on solid analyt geometry. Pretty accessible. Schaum's rocks.

P.s. I looked at that McCrea: yeah...seems very dry. Topic should be more fun than that book would make it.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good old classical An elementary treatise on coordinate geometry of 3D by RJT Bell, McMillan, London 1950 still a favorite. $\endgroup$ – Narasimham Feb 8 '16 at 5:45

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