Flatland: An Edition with Notes and Commentary

Flatland: An Edition with Notes and Commentary

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

A fully annotated edition of Abbott's classic Flatland with notes and commentary putting it in its historical and mathematical context.See more details below

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A fully annotated edition of Abbott's classic Flatland with notes and commentary putting it in its historical and mathematical context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521769884
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2009
Series:
Spectrum Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction William F. Lindgren and Thomas F. Banchoff; Part I. This World: 1. Of the nature of Flatland; 2. Of the climate and houses in Flatland; 3. Concerning the inhabitants of Flatland; 4. Concerning the women; 5. Of our methods of recognizing one another; 6. Of recognition by sight; 7. Concerning irregular figures; 8. Of the ancient practice of painting; 9. Of the universal colour bill; 10. Of the suppression of the chromatic sedition; 11. Concerning our priests; 12. Of the doctrine of our priests; Part II. Other Worlds: 13. How I had a vision of Lineland; 14. How in my vision I endeavoured to explain the nature of Flatland, but could not; 15. Concerning a stranger from Spaceland; 16. How the stranger vainly endeavoured to reveal to me in words the mysteries of Spaceland; 17. How the sphere, having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds; 18. How I came to Spaceland and what I saw there; 19. How, though the sphere showed me other mysteries of Spaceland, I still desired more; and what came of it; 20. How the sphere encouraged me in a vision; 21. How I tried to teach the theory of three dimensions to my grandson, and with what success; 22. How I then tried to diffuse the theory of three dimensions by other means, and of the result; Appendix A. Critical reaction to Flatland; Appendix B. Biography and chronology of Edwin A. Abbott; References and recommended reading.

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