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Crocheting adventures with hyperbolic planes : tactile mathematics, art and craft for all to explore

Author: Daina Taimin̦a
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Winner, Euler Book Prize, awarded by the Mathematical Association of America. With over 200 full color photographs, this non-traditional, tactile introduction to non-Euclidean geometries also covers early development of geometry and connections between geometry, art, nature, and sciences. For the crafter or would-be crafter, there are detailed instructions for how to crochet various geometric models and how to use  Read more...
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Taimin̦a, Daina.
Crocheting adventures with hyperbolic planes.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017052038
(OCoLC)1015280309
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daina Taimin̦a
ISBN: 9780203732731 0203732731 9781351402194 1351402196 9781351402200 135140220X 9781351402187 1351402188
OCLC Number: 1023861466
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 200 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: What is the hyperbolic plane? Can we crochet it? --
What can you learn from your model? --
Strands in the history of geometry --
Tidbits from the history of crochet --
What is non-Euclidean geometry? --
Pseudosphere --
Metamorphoses of the hyperbolic plane --
Other surfaces with negative curvature --
Looking for applications of hyperbolic geometry --
Hyperbolic crochet goes viral --
Appendix : how to make models.
Responsibility: Daina Taimiņa.

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Winner, Euler Book Prize, awarded by the Mathematical Association of America. With over 200 full color photographs, this non-traditional, tactile introduction to non-Euclidean geometries also covers early development of geometry and connections between geometry, art, nature, and sciences. For the crafter or would-be crafter, there are detailed instructions for how to crochet various geometric models and how to use them in explorations. New to the 2nd Edition; Daina Taimina discusses her own adventures with the hyperbolic planes as well as the experiences of some of her readers. Includes recent applications of hyperbolic geometry such as medicine, architecture, fashion & quantum computing.

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