Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Princeton Science Library)

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9780691123660: Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Princeton Science Library)

"One of the most imaginative, delightful and, yes, touching works of mathematics, this slender 1884 book purports to be the memoir of A. Square, a citizen of an entirely two-dimensional world."-- The Washington Post Book World

" Flatland has remained of interest for over a century precisely because of its ability to engage its readers on so many different planes in so many different dimensions."-- Victorian Studies

"This reprint of Abbott's Flatland adventures contains an Introduction by Thomas Banchoff which is worth reading on its own. So if you don't have yet this book at home, go ahead and buy this edition."-- Zentralblatt MATH

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Over a hundred years ago, Edwin Abbott Abbott wrote a mathematical adventure set in a two-dimensional plane world, populated by a hierarchical society of regular geometrical figures-who think and speak and have all too human emotions. Since then Flatland has fascinated generations of readers, becoming a perennial science-fiction favorite. By imagining the contact of beings from different dimensions, the author fully exploited the power of the analogy between the limitations of humans and those of his two-dimensional characters.

A first-rate fictional guide to the concept of multiple dimensions of space, the book will also appeal to those who are interested in computer graphics. This field, which literally makes higher dimensions seeable, has aroused a new interest in visualization. We can now manipulate objects in four dimensions and observe their three-dimensional slices tumbling on the computer screen. But how do we interpret these images? In his introduction, Thomas Banchoff points out that there is no better way to begin exploring the problem of understanding higher-dimensional slicing phenomena than reading this classic novel of the Victorian era.

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Abbott, Edwin Abbott
Verlag: Princeton Univ. Press (1991)
ISBN 10: 0691123667 ISBN 13: 9780691123660
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton Univ. Press, 1991. sewed, 103 pp. Artikel-Nr. w400j

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