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Euclid and his modern rivals

Author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2004.
Series: Dover phoenix editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Oxford don who created Alice in Wonderland comes a fanciful play that takes a hard look at late-nineteenth-century interpretations of Euclidean geometry. "Euclid and His Modern Rivals" takes place in Hell, where the Infernal Judges are examining and passing judgment on contemporary theories of geometry. Books that reject Euclid's treatment of parallels receive first consideration (infinite series, angles  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Miscellanées
Named Person: Euclid.; Euclid.; Euclid.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
ISBN: 0486495663 9780486495668
OCLC Number: 54373197
Notes: "An unabridged and unaltered republication of the 1973 Dover edition which reprinted the second edition published by Macmillan and Co., London, in 1855 [i.e. 1885]"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Dover phoenix editions.
Responsibility: Lewis Carroll (Charles L. Dodgson) ; with a new introduction by H.S.M. Coxeter.
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From the Oxford don who created Alice in Wonderland comes a fanciful play that takes a hard look at late-nineteenth-century interpretations of Euclidean geometry. "Euclid and His Modern Rivals" takes place in Hell, where the Infernal Judges are examining and passing judgment on contemporary theories of geometry. Books that reject Euclid's treatment of parallels receive first consideration (infinite series, angles made by transversals, equidistances, revolving lines, "directions," infinitesimals), followed by books that adopt Euclid's treatment, and ultimately, Euclid's own works. Mathematicians will find many penetrating observations on geometry and its texts; others can skip the technical sections and still be rewarded with an ample feast of the author's celebrated wit. 1885 ed.

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