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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## Abstract

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.

Item Type: | Authored Book |
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Copyright Holders: | 2010 Springer Verlag London |

ISBN: | 0-85729-059-2, 978-0-85729-059-5 |

Extra Information: | DOI: 10.1007/978-085729-060-1 |

Keywords: | projectve geometry; non-Euclidean geometry; algebraic curve; axiomatic geometry |

Academic Unit/Department: | Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Mathematics and Statistics Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) |

Item ID: | 27169 |

Depositing User: | Jeremy Gray |

Date Deposited: | 25 Jan 2011 12:54 |

Last Modified: | 02 Aug 2016 13:57 |

URI: | http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/27169 |

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