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Indra's pearls : the vision of Felix Klein

Author: David Mumford; Caroline Series; David James Wright
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For a century, Klein's vision of infinitely repeated reflections, practically impossible to represent by hand, barely existed outside the imagination of mathematicians, In the 1980s, the authors  Read more...

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Named Person: Felix Klein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Mumford; Caroline Series; David James Wright
ISBN: 0521352533 9780521352536
OCLC Number: 301059283
Description: xix, 395 p. : ill. (certaines en coul.) ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. The language of symmetry; 2. A delightful fiction; 3. Double spirals and Moebius maps; 4. The Schottky dance; 5. Fractal dust and infinite words; 6. Indra's necklace; 7. The glowing gasket; 8. Playing with parameters; 9. Accidents will happen; 10. Between the cracks; 11. Crossing boundaries; 12. Epilogue; Index; Road map.
Responsibility: David Mumford, Caroline Series and David Wright ; with cartoons by Larry Gonick.

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