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Abbott, Edwin, author.
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Flatland [electronic resource] / Abbott, Edwin.
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Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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Phys. Description1 online resource (304 pages)
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SummaryFlatland, Edwin Abbott's story of a two-dimensional universe, as told by one of its inhabitants who is introduced to the mysteries of three-dimensional space, has enjoyed an enduring popularity from the time of its publication in 1884. This fully annotated edition enables the modern-day reader to understand and appreciate the many 'dimensions' of this classic satire. Mathematical notes and illustrations enhance the usefulness of Flatland as an elementary introduction to higher-dimensional geometry. Historical notes show connections to late-Victorian England and to classical Greece. Citations from Abbott's other writings as well as the works of Plato and Aristotle serve to interpret the text. Commentary on language and literary style includes numerous definitions of obscure words. An appendix gives a comprehensive account of the life and work of Flatland's remarkable author.
ReproductionElectronic reproduction. Boston, MA : Safari, Available via World Wide Web. 2009.
System DetMode of access: World Wide Web.
NoteCopyright © 2009 Cambridge University Press 2009
Issued ByMade available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
NoteOnline resource; Title from title page (viewed November 27, 2009)
GenreElectronic books. local
Alt AuthorLindgren, William, author.
Banchoff, Thomas, author.
Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company.
ISBN9781139814027
9780521769884
Isbn/Issn9781139814027
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