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Fascinating, accessible introduction to unusual mathematical system in which distance is not measured by straight lines. Topics include applications to urban geography and planning plus comparisons to Euclidean geometry. Every principle is illustrated and clarified with numerous research problems, exercises, and graphs. Selected answers to problems.
Develops a simple non-Euclidean geometry and explores some of its practical applications through graphs, research problems, and exercises. Includes selected answers.
1 what is taxicab geometry?
2 some applications
3 some geometric figures
4 distance from a point to a line
6 further applications to urban geography
7 some directions for further research
taxicab geometry and euclidean geometry compared