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" Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below... "
Flatland a romance of many dimensions - Page 11
by A Square - 1899
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The Literary World, Volume 16

Literature - 1885
...paper on which straight Lines [the women], Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it." With vast in. genuityand occasional shy satirical allusions to life in our Space- Land, "A Square"...
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Outing, Volume 6

Sports - 1885
...within recent years. Flatland is a country realm where but two dimensions are known. Says the writer : " Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight lines,...sinking below it, very much like shadows, — only hardand with luminous edges, — and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen....
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Candlelight

Gyeorgos C. Hatonn - 1993 - 223 pages
...pass sleepingly on without ever knowing what hit you— again, and again and again. What is Flatland? Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines,...and you will then have a pretty correct notion of your country and countrymen. In such a country, you will perceive at once that it is impossible that...
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Computational Grids: Generations, Adaptation & Solution Strategies

Graham F. Carey - Mathematics - 1997 - 472 pages
...describe it by Rhombs, Circles, Parallelograms, Ellipses and other geometrical terms. Jonathan Swift Imagine a vast sheet of paper... on which straight...figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places moce freely about, on or in the surface. . . Edwin A. Abbott 8.1 Introduction As seen in the previous...
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Surfing through Hyperspace: Understanding Higher Universes in Six Easy Lessons

Clifford A. Pickover - Mathematics - 1999 - 272 pages
...paper on which Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface,...above or sinking below it, very much like shadows — and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen. Alas, a few years...
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The Novel Art: Elevations of American Fiction After Henry James

Mark McGurl - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 221 pages
...of paper," the narrator, A. Square, instructs us, on which straight Lines. Triangles, Squares . . . and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their...without the power of rising above or sinking below it ... and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen. (17) The inhabitants...
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A Smoother Pebble: Mathematical Explorations

Donald C. Benson - Mathematics - 2003 - 280 pages
...Understanding Tubeland f call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature dearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live...places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but icithout the pou'er of rising above or sinking below it, very much like shadows— only hard and with...
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Mathland: From Flatland to Hypersurfaces

Michele Emmer - Architecture - 2004 - 93 pages
...Flatland, the land of two dimensions. The Square himself suggests a way of understanding his world: Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines,...Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures... move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it,...
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