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Worlds out of Nothing: A Course on the History of Geometry in the 19th Century

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.

Item Type: Authored Book
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: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 27169
Depositing User: Jeremy Gray
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 12:54
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 09:37
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