Gray, Jeremy (2010). Worlds out of Nothing: A Course on the History of Geometry in the 19th Century. Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series. London: Springer.
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A history of synthetic and algebraic projective geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, and axiomatic geometry 1789—1914. Mathematicians whose work is discussed included Poncelet, Chasles, Gauss, Bolyai, Lobachevskii, Plücker, Hesse, Riemann, Beltrami, Klein, Poincaré, Pasch and Hilbert. There is a discussion of several philosophies of geometry, and the relation of geometry to physics in the early work of Einstein. The book is written as a lecture course, with extensive advice on how to write essays in the subject.
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|Copyright Holders:||2010 Springer Verlag London|
|Extra Information:||DOI: 10.1007/978-085729-060-1|
|Keywords:||projectve geometry; non-Euclidean geometry; algebraic curve; axiomatic geometry|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing User:||Jeremy Gray|
|Date Deposited:||25 Jan 2011 12:54|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2012 14:31|
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