skip to content
The non-Euclidean revolution Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The non-Euclidean revolution

Author: Richard J Trudeau
Publisher: Boston : Birkhäuser, ©1987.
Series: Springer Nature Book Archives Millennium (2000-2004)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
How unique and definitive is Euclidean geometry in describing the "real" space in which we live? Richard rd Trudeau confronts the fundamental question of truth and its representation through mathematical models in The Non-Euclidean Revolution. First, the author analyzes geometry in its historical and philosophical setting; second, he examines a revolution every bit as significant as the Copernican revolution in  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Trudeau, Richard J.
Non-Euclidean revolution.
Boston : Birkhäuser, ©1987
(OCoLC)624468338
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Trudeau
ISBN: 0817633111 9780817633110 3764333111 9783764333119
OCLC Number: 12836082
Description: xii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: First things --
Euclidean geometry --
Geometry and the diamond theory of truth --
The problem with postulate 5 --
The possibility of non-Euclidean geometry --
Hyperbolic geometry --
Consistency --
Geometry and the story theory of truth.
Series Title: Springer Nature Book Archives Millennium (2000-2004)
Responsibility: Richard J. Trudeau ; with an introduction by H.S.M. Coxeter.
More information:

Abstract:

In a lively, entertaining and highly accessible style, Richard Trudeau's book provides one of the most stimulating and personal presentations of a struggle with the nature of truth in mathematics and  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

From the reviews: "Trudeau meets the challenge of reaching a broad audience in clever ways...(The book) is a good addition to our literature on non-Euclidean geometry and it is recommended for the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12836082> # The non-Euclidean revolution
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "12836082" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Boston> ; # Boston
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/geometry_non_euclidean> ; # Geometry, Non-Euclidean
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/geometria_nao_euclidiana> ; # Geometria Nao Euclidiana
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/nichteuklidische_geometrie> ; # Nichteuklidische Geometrie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/histoire_mathematiques> ; # histoire mathématiques
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/geometrie_non_euclidienne> ; # Géométrie non-euclidienne
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/geometrie_hyperbolique> ; # géométrie hyperbolique
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/516.9/e19/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/geometrie_euclidienne> ; # géométrie euclidienne
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "1987" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/68996576> ; # Richard J. Trudeau
    schema:datePublished "1987" ;
    schema:description "How unique and definitive is Euclidean geometry in describing the "real" space in which we live? Richard rd Trudeau confronts the fundamental question of truth and its representation through mathematical models in The Non-Euclidean Revolution. First, the author analyzes geometry in its historical and philosophical setting; second, he examines a revolution every bit as significant as the Copernican revolution in astronomy and the Darwinian revolution in biology; third, on the most speculative level, he questions the possibility of absolute knowledge of the world. Trudeau writes in a lively, entertaining, and highly accessible style. His book provides one of the most stimulating and personal presentations of a struggle with the nature of truth in mathematics and the physical world. A portion of the book won the Pólya Prize, a distinguished award from the Mathematical Association of America."@en ;
    schema:description "First things -- Euclidean geometry -- Geometry and the diamond theory of truth -- The problem with postulate 5 -- The possibility of non-Euclidean geometry -- Hyperbolic geometry -- Consistency -- Geometry and the story theory of truth."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5726875> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Series/springer_nature_book_archives_millennium_2000_2004> ; # Springer Nature Book Archives Millennium (2000-2004)
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/624468338> ;
    schema:name "The non-Euclidean revolution"@en ;
    schema:productID "12836082" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/12836082#PublicationEvent/boston_birkhauser_1987> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Agent/birkhauser> ; # Birkhäuser
    schema:url <http://link.springer.com/openurl?genre=book&isbn=978-1-4612-2102-9> ;
    schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/ilmenau/toc/02419056X.PDF> ;
    schema:url <http://digitool.hbz-nrw.de:1801/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=2019772&custom_att_2=simple_viewer> ;
    schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=000518658&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780817633110> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783764333119> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://d-nb.info/860583090> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/12836082> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Boston> # Boston
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Boston" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Agent/birkhauser> # Birkhäuser
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Birkhäuser" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Series/springer_nature_book_archives_millennium_2000_2004> # Springer Nature Book Archives Millennium (2000-2004)
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12836082> ; # The non-Euclidean revolution
    schema:name "Springer Nature Book Archives Millennium (2000-2004)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/geometria_nao_euclidiana> # Geometria Nao Euclidiana
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Geometria Nao Euclidiana"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/geometrie_euclidienne> # géométrie euclidienne
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "géométrie euclidienne"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/geometrie_hyperbolique> # géométrie hyperbolique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "géométrie hyperbolique"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/geometrie_non_euclidienne> # Géométrie non-euclidienne
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Géométrie non-euclidienne"@fr ;
    schema:name "géométrie non euclidienne"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/geometry_non_euclidean> # Geometry, Non-Euclidean
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Geometry, Non-Euclidean"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/histoire_mathematiques> # histoire mathématiques
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "histoire mathématiques"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5726875#Topic/nichteuklidische_geometrie> # Nichteuklidische Geometrie
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Nichteuklidische Geometrie"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/68996576> # Richard J. Trudeau
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Trudeau" ;
    schema:givenName "Richard J." ;
    schema:name "Richard J. Trudeau" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780817633110>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0817633111" ;
    schema:isbn "9780817633110" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783764333119>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "3764333111" ;
    schema:isbn "9783764333119" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/624468338>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Non-Euclidean revolution." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12836082> ; # The non-Euclidean revolution
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.