Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Paperback)

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This masterpiece of mathematical fiction is a delightfully instructive and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers since its first publication in 1884. The work of English educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status. Through strange occurrences, Square was introduced to the mysteries of three-dimensional space, and was even able to venture into a land of four dimensions. Isaac Asimov describes Flatland as "the best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions." Flatland is a fascinating reading for mathematics, physics, and computer science students, and adults alike.

About the Author


Edwin Abbott (1838 - 1926) was an English schoolmaster and theologian, most famous as the author of the social satire Flatland (1884), with its use of mathematical dimensions in religious and political allegories.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781495971990
ISBN-10: 1495971996
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: February 17th, 2014
Pages: 104
Language: English