Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions) Author Edwin A. Abbott
ISBN-10 048627263X
ISBN-13 9780486272634
Year 1992-09-21
Pages 96
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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This masterpiece of science and mathematical fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years The work of English clergyman educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A Abbott 1838 1926 it describes the journeys of A Square a mathematician and resident of the two dimensional Flatland where women thin straight lines are the lowliest of shapes and where men may have any number of sides depending on their social status Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms Square has adventures in Spaceland three dimensions Lineland one dimension and Pointland no dimensions and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensionsa revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two dimensional world Charmingly illustrated by the author Flatland is not only fascinating reading it is still a first rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space Instructive entertaining and stimulating to the imagination Mathematics Teacher

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