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In 1884, Edwin Abbott Abbott wrote a mathematical adventure set in a two-dimensional plane world, populated by a hierarchical society of regular geometrical figures-who think and speak and have all too human emotions. Since then Flatland has fascinated generations of readers, becoming a perennial science-fiction favorite. By imagining the contact of beings from different dimensions, the author fully exploited the power of the analogy between the limitations of humans and those of his two-dimensional characters.

A first-rate fictional guide to the concept of multiple dimensions of space, the book will also appeal to those who are interested in computer graphics. This field, which literally makes higher dimensions seeable, has aroused a new interest in visualization. We can now manipulate objects in four dimensions and observe their three-dimensional slices tumbling on the computer screen. But how do we interpret these images? In his introduction, Thomas Banchoff points out that there is no better way to begin exploring the problem of understanding higher-dimensional slicing phenomena than reading this classic novel of the Victorian era.

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orange_footprint, October 4, 2009 (view all comments by orange_footprint)
I found this an eye-opening read - a classic for any age. If you have an hour to spare one lazy Saturday afternoon, give Flatland a shot. There is a reason why it's still around after 130 years.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780691025254
Subtitle:
A Romance of Many Dimensions
Introduction:
Banchoff, Thomas
Introduction:
Banchoff, Thomas
Author:
Abbott, Edwin A.
Author:
Abbott, Edwin Abbott
Author:
Banchoff, Thomas
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Relativity
Subject:
Fourth dimension
Subject:
Expanding universe
Subject:
Advanced
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Recreations & Games
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Science Library
Series Volume:
v. 10
Publication Date:
19910526
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.50x5.48x.43 in. .43 lbs.

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