Flatland: An Edition with Notes and Commentary (Spectrum) by Edwin A. Abbott,William F. Lindgren,Thomas F. Banchoff

By Edwin A. Abbott,William F. Lindgren,Thomas F. Banchoff

Flatland, Edwin Abbott's tale of a two-dimensional universe, as instructed by means of considered one of its population who's brought to the mysteries of 3-dimensional house, has loved a permanent reputation from the time of its booklet in 1884. This absolutely annotated variation permits the modern day reader to appreciate and have fun with the numerous 'dimensions' of this vintage satire. Mathematical notes and illustrations improve the usefulness of Flatland as an hassle-free advent to higher-dimensional geometry. old notes convey connections to late-Victorian England and to classical Greece. Citations from Abbott's different writings in addition to the works of Plato and Aristotle serve to interpret the textual content. remark on language and literary kind contains a number of definitions of vague phrases. An appendix offers a finished account of the lifestyles and paintings of Flatland's outstanding author.

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