The Shape of Space

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 12, 2001 - Mathematics - 408 pages
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Maintaining the standard of excellence set by the previous edition, this textbook covers the basic geometry of two- and three-dimensional spaces Written by a master expositor, leading researcher in the field, and MacArthur Fellow, it includes experiments to determine the true shape of the universe and contains illustrated examples and engaging exercises that teach mind-expanding ideas in an intuitive and informal way. Bridging the gap from geometry to the latest work in observational cosmology, the book illustrates the connection between geometry and the behavior of the physical universe and explains how radiation remaining from the big bang may reveal the actual shape of the universe.

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User Review  - birrellwalsh - LibraryThing

If you are in a room, and look up and see your own feet in the next room above, and your head below in one room down, and images of yourself in each room on all sides - then you are in a 3-dimensional ... Read full review

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The book that every mathematitian would like to have wirtten!
As said in page 4, "To be accurate, we assume that we are in Flatland, since nobody gave the issue any thought". But then, the author
holds your hand and helps to take your first steps on Low Dimension Manifolds geometry and topology...until the point in which you truly see the whole and get embeded in four dimensions.
Really fantastic
 

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