RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 48189528 LA [2nd title] Closed captioned. T1 The shape of space A1 Weeks, Jeffrey R.,, Munzer, Tamara., Maxwell, Delle., Seamans, Joe., Strength, Robert., Glover, Danny., University of Minnesota., Geometry Center., WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.), PB Key Curriculum Press [distributor PP Emeryville, CA YR 1998 SN 1559534680 9781559534680 AB With the use of computer graphics and non-technical language, author Jeffrey Weeks explains the idea of topology, an area of mathematics important for theorizing about the shape of the universe. A glimpse of non-Euclidean geometry is provided by showing how a two-dimensional space a "fundamental domain", may be considered to be the surface of a torus, with properties different from those of a different plane. The analogy is extended by showing a cube as a fundamental domain. Also included is an interview with Jeffrey Weeks.