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By Edwin A. Abbott,William F. Lindgren,Thomas F. Banchoff

Flatland, Edwin Abbott's tale of a two-dimensional universe, as instructed via certainly one of its population who's brought to the mysteries of three-d area, has loved a permanent attractiveness from the time of its e-book in 1884. This absolutely annotated variation permits the modern day reader to appreciate and take pleasure in the numerous 'dimensions' of this vintage satire. Mathematical notes and illustrations improve the usefulness of Flatland as an simple creation to higher-dimensional geometry. historic notes convey connections to late-Victorian England and to classical Greece. Citations from Abbott's different writings in addition to the works of Plato and Aristotle serve to interpret the textual content. remark on language and literary variety contains a number of definitions of imprecise phrases. An appendix offers a finished account of the lifestyles and paintings of Flatland's amazing author.

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