Euclid and His Modern Rivals
From the Oxford don who created 'Alice in Wonderland' comes a fanciful play that takes a hard look at late-nineteenth-century interpretations of Euclidean geometry. 'Euclid and His Modern Rivals' takes place in Hell, where the Infernal Judges are examining and passing judgment on contemporary theories of geometry. Books that reject Euclid's treatment of parallels receive first consideration (infinite series, angles made by transversals, equidistances, revolving lines, 'directions,' infinitesimals), followed by books that adopt Euclid's treatment, and ultimately, Euclid's own works.
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LibraryThing ReviewBrukerevaluering - Tullius22 - LibraryThing
Since I must clearly freely admit that I do not have the technical training to assess the truth of the arguments, I must simply follow my custom of stating my reading of the style-- since I am, after ... Les hele vurderingen