Flatland: a romance of many dimensions

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In 1884, Edwin Abbott Abbott published 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, Abbott powerfully exploited 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, Flatland 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 three is not better way to begin exploring the problem than by reading this classic novel. Book jacket.
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Geometry
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Logic
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Mathematics / Geometry / General
SCIENCE / Physics / Relativity
Satire
Science fiction
title_display Flatland : a romance of many dimensions
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Flatland : a romance of many dimensions [electronic resource] / Edwin A. Abbott
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