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Flatterland : like Flatland, only more so /

by Stewart, Ian.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Basic Books, Perseus Books Group, 2002, c2001Edition: 1st paperback ed.Description: xi, 301 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 073820675X (pbk.); 9780738206752 (pbk.).Subject(s): Mathematics -- Fiction | Fourth dimension -- Fiction
Contents:
From Flatland to Flatterland -- Third dimension -- Victoria's diary -- Visitation -- Topologist's tea-party -- Along the looking-glass -- Grape theory -- What is a geometry? -- Platterland -- Cat country -- Paradox twins -- Domain of the hawk king -- Down the wormhole -- What shape is the universe? -- No-branes and p-branes -- Flatterland -- Tenth dimension
Summary: "First there was Edwin A. Abott's remarkable Flatland, published in 1884, and one of the all-time classics of popular mathematics. Now, from mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart, comes what Nature calls, 'superb sequel.' Through larger-than -life characters and an inspired story line, Flatterland explores our present understanding of the shape and origins of the universe, the nature of space, time, and matter, as well as modern geometries and their applications. In the traditiion of Alice in Wonderland and the Phantom Toll Booth, this magnificent investigation into the nature of reality is destined to become a modern classic."--Back cover List(s) this item appears in: Fiction Mathematics
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Reprint. Originally published: c2001

Includes index

From Flatland to Flatterland -- Third dimension -- Victoria's diary -- Visitation -- Topologist's tea-party -- Along the looking-glass -- Grape theory -- What is a geometry? -- Platterland -- Cat country -- Paradox twins -- Domain of the hawk king -- Down the wormhole -- What shape is the universe? -- No-branes and p-branes -- Flatterland -- Tenth dimension

"First there was Edwin A. Abott's remarkable Flatland, published in 1884, and one of the all-time classics of popular mathematics. Now, from mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart, comes what Nature calls, 'superb sequel.' Through larger-than -life characters and an inspired story line, Flatterland explores our present understanding of the shape and origins of the universe, the nature of space, time, and matter, as well as modern geometries and their applications. In the traditiion of Alice in Wonderland and the Phantom Toll Booth, this magnificent investigation into the nature of reality is destined to become a modern classic."--Back cover

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