[Epub] ↠ Flatland Author Edwin A. Abbott – Snapchatlogin.us

Flatland Upward, And Yet Not NorthwardHow Would A Creature Limited To Two Dimensions Be Able To Grasp The Possibility Of A Third Edwin A Abbott S Droll And Delightful Romance Of Many Dimensions Explores This Conundrum In The Experiences Of His Protagonist, A Square, Whose Linear World Is Invaded By An Emissary Sphere Bringing The Gospel Of The Third Dimension Part Geometry Lesson, Part Social Satire, This Classic Work Of Science Fiction Brilliantly Succeeds In Enlarging All Readers Imaginations Beyond The Limits Of Their Respective Dimensional Prejudices In A World Where Class Is Determined By How Many Sides You Possessesand Women Are Straight Lines, The Prospects For Enlightenment Are Boundless, And Abbott S Hypotheses About A Fourth And Higher Dimensions Seem Startlingly Relevant Today.This New Edition Begins With An Introduction By Rosemary Jann That Illuminates The Social And Intellectual Context That Produced The Work And Explains Its Relationship To The Theological Issues Central To Abbott S Career It Also Provides The Most Extensive Discussion To Date Of The Class And Gender Issues Raised By The Text And Of The Debates Over The Limits Of Scientific And Mathematical Knowledge In Which It Participated Flatland S Unique Combination Of Astute Social, Philosophical, And Mathematical Observations With Wit And Humor Can Be Read At Many Different Levels, And Will Prove Especially Enjoyable To Readers Of Victorian Literature And Philosophy.Cover Illustration Detail Of Views Of The Tesseract, Cubes For Visualising The Fourth Dimension, From C Howard Hinton, The Fourth Dimension, 1904.

[Epub] ↠ Flatland  Author Edwin A. Abbott – Snapchatlogin.us
  • Paperback
  • 124 pages
  • Flatland
  • Edwin A. Abbott
  • English
  • 10 February 2018
  • 019953750X

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  1. says:

    Take a classically styled, 19th century satire about Victorian social s dress it up in dimensional geometry involving anthropomorphized shapes e.g., lines, squares, cubes, etc bathe it in the sweet, scented waters of social commentary and wrap it all around humble, open minded Square as protagonist The result is Flatland, a unique classic parked at the intersection of a number of different genres, thus pinging the radar of a wider than normal audience to appreciate or detest it Sinc Take a classically styled, 19th century satire about Victorian social s dress it up in dimensional geometry involving anthropomorphized shapes e.g., lines, squares, cubes, etc bathe it in the sweet, scented waters of social commentary and wrap it all around humble, open minded Square as protagonist The result is Flatland, a unique classic parked at the intersection of a number of different genres, thus pinging the radar of a wider than normal audience to appreciate or detest it Since I m recommending the book, I m really hoping for the former, as I do not want to incur a cyber flogging or worse from my fellow goodreaders Soummath Let s get this out of the way right now ...


  2. says:

    When you read this book, keep two things in mind First, it was written back in 1880, when relativity had not yet been invented, when quantum theory was not yet discovered, when only a handful of mathematicians had the courage yet to challenge Euclid and imagine curved space geometries and geometries with infinite dimensionality As such, it is an absolutely brilliant work of speculative mathematics deftly hidden in a peculiar but strangely amusing social satire.Second, its point, even about i When you read this book, keep two things in mind First, it was written back in 1880, when relativity had not yet been invented, when quantum theory was not yet discovered, when only a handful of mathematicians had the courage yet to challenge Euclid and imagine curved space geometries and geometries with infinite dimensionality As such, it is an absolutely brilliant work of speculative ma...


  3. says:

    A curious little novella about a man a two dimensional world thinking literally out of the box First he explains his world in which the angles you have the higher social status you have in Flatland Circles being the highest rank He meets someone from Lineland one dimensional who is incapable of understanding Flatland and he meets Sphere from Spaceland three dimenions and he is able himself to comprehend the difference between up and North However, Sphere cannot extrapolate to 4 dim A curious little novella about a man a tw...


  4. says:

    I give it an extra star for it s originality, it s uniqueness The concept was genius, Abbott was probably a math genius himself However, as a work of literature it does not hold up well It has a shadowy similarity to Gulliver s Travels, but falls well short of that Swift classic.


  5. says:

    This book should not be read in hopes of finding an entertaining story As a novel, it s terrible It s plot if you can call it that is simple and contrived But, it wasn t written as a novel.Flatland is a mathematical essay, meant to explain a point that higher dimensionsthan length, depth and width may be present in our universe, but if they are, it will be nearly impossible for us to understand them.The story itself consists of a two dimensional world Flatland , in which there are This book should not be read in hopes of finding an entertaining story As a novel, it s terrible It s plot if you can call it that is simple and contrived But, it wasn t written as a novel.Flatland is a mathematical essay, meant to explain a point that higher dimensionsthan length, depth and width may be present in our universe, but if they are, it will be nearly impossible for us to understand them.The story itself consists of a two dimensional world Flatland , in which there are people of assorted shapes These shapes live regular lives, just as we do The protagonist a square , is visited by a sphere, which tries to explain to him the existence of a third dimension This proves difficult, though, because to the square in flatland, the sphere appears to be nothingthan a circle that can expand, contract, disappear and reappear.In the course of the explanation, the book also describes Lineland, a one dimensional ...


  6. says:

    I used to be a renegade, I used to fool around But I couldn t take the punishment and had to settle down Now I m playing it real straight, and yes, I cut my hair You might think I m crazy, but I don t even care Because I can tell what s going onIt s hip to be square Huey Lewis And The News Hip To Be SquareAccording to IMDB, several film adaptations have been made of Flatland, but no blockbusting Pixar DreamWorks extravaganza just yet If they do make one I can t imagine aappropriate tI used to be a renegade, I used to fool around But I couldn t take the punishment and had to settle down Now I m playing it real straight, and yes, I cut my hair You might think I m crazy, but I don t even care Because I can tell what s going onIt s hip to be square Huey Lewis And The News Hip To Be SquareAccording to IMDB, several film adaptations have been made of Flatland, but no blockbusting Pixar DreamWorks extravaganza just yet If they do make one I can t imagine aappropriate theme song than the above Huey Lewis And The News number Flatland is set in a two dimensional world and narrated in the first person by a square or A Square as appears on the original edition s book cover In the first half of the book Square gives us a tour of his world where women are straight lines and, if you are symmetrical, thesides you have the better This means that circles are the elit...


  7. says:

    This was one crazy, opium fuelled, brilliant book about geometry and different dimensions and I am going to explain it the best way I can but Edwin A Abbott does it so much better.Here is a story of Square who is a square and lives in a two dimensional world of geometrical figures The first part of the book talks about the social breakdown of the Flatland and it is a thinly disguised satire on the Victorian society People are divided into classes according to their geometry and the worst off a This was one crazy, opium fuelled, brilliant book about geometry and different dimensions and I am going to explain it the best way I can but Edwin A Abbott does it so much better.Here is a story of Square who is a square and lives in a two dimensional world of geometrical figures The first part of the book talks about the social breakdown of the Flatland and it is a thinly disguised satire on the Victorian society People are divided into classes according to their geometry and the worst off are women who are not even figures they are just straight lines They have few rights and no one actually takes their intellect seriously On the other hand they are dangerous because being straight lines they can easily pierce any figure A woman from behind looks just like a dot, you might miss her until it s to ...


  8. says:

    At the outset the 5 stars are entirely subjective I love maths, I love playing mathematical games, I love philosophising about maths So this book is perfect for me But if maths is not your cup of tea, you may not enjoy it as much as I did.I first read about this book in one of Martin Gardner s Mathematical Games anthologies, and was enthralled by the concept In fact, he discusses two books Flatland by Edwin A Abbot and An Episode of Flatland by Charles Hinton written with the same pr At the outset the 5 stars are entirely subjective I love maths, I love playing mathematical games, I love philosophising about maths So this book is perfect for me But ...


  9. says:

    Un racconto fantastico a pi dimensioni con una velata neanche poi troppo critica alla chiusura mentale Geniale.


  10. says:

    The premise of Flatland is just that a two dimensional flatland As described early in the book, place a coin on a bench and look at the side from a distance The coin will appear as just a line as does the view of everything in Flatland.Written in the late 1800 s by a school head master and maths and science teacher, this book feelsof a vessel for him to prove his superior intelligen...

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