Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So ebook
by Ian Stewart
Ian stewart did a marvelous job with this book. I definately enjoyed this book and I think it was a very good attempted sequel to the brilliant Flatland.
Ian stewart did a marvelous job with this book. I first read its prequel "flatland" based on a recommendation from youtuber "Vsauce," and it was thick and Victorian styled (although it helps to read the prequel before the sequel). Flatter land breaks away from the complexity of words and adds in complexity in math and visualizations of dimensions, true mathmatical meaning, and more. It is written in an easy to read manner that gives you room to think as well as encouragement. In essence the book follows a descendent of A. Square (he is disgraced and locked in a psyche ward).
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Flatterland: Like Flatland Only More S. With Flatterland, Ian Stewart, an amiable professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick, updates the science of Flatland, adding literally countless dimensions to Abbott's scheme of things ("Your world has not just four dimensions," one of his characters proclaims, "but five, fifty, a million, or even an infinity of them! And none of them need be time. Space of a hundred and one dimensions is just as real as a space of three dimensions").
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Now, British mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart has written a fascinating, modern sequel to Abbott's book. Through larger-than-life characters and an inspired story line, Flatterland explores our present understanding of the shape and origins of the universe, the nature of space, time, and matter, as well as modern geometries and their applications. In 1884, Edwin A. Abbott published a brilliant novel about mathematics and philosophy that charmed and fascinated all of England. As both a witty satire of Victorian society and a means by which to explore the fourth dimension, Flatland remains a tour de force.
Poor Ian Stewart - once he caught the Flatland bug while writing Flatterland, he. .So Flatland-the-book is an artifact of the 19th Century; Flatterland is a artifact of the 21st and does it rather well.
Poor Ian Stewart - once he caught the Flatland bug while writing Flatterland, he couldn't stop himself. In The Annotated Flatland, Stewart dissects the people, history, meaning, and mathematics behind the original. Sphereland feels more like a timeless sequel to Flatland, but having had time to ponder, I think Flatterland is the true contemporary follow-on; it addresses pertinent questions now and using concepts familiar to the current audience.
As a deliberate reply to the 19th Century Flatland (Abbott, 1992(Abbott, [1884) explaining geometry and dimensionality, Stewart's (2001) book is entitled Flatterland
Now, from mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart, comes what Nature calls "a superb sequel. As a deliberate reply to the 19th Century Flatland (Abbott, 1992(Abbott, [1884) explaining geometry and dimensionality, Stewart's (2001) book is entitled Flatterland. In the book, "Topologica" is a continuous space of flows and movements that are of differing speeds and intensities, but never as such depart from a singular plane.
Ian Stewart's bold step is to have the story told by a female, a line! This allows him to present a fresh view of Flatland from a young woman seeking recognition and liberation
Ian Stewart's bold step is to have the story told by a female, a line! This allows him to present a fresh view of Flatland from a young woman seeking recognition and liberation. The chance to leave her two-dimensional confines and explore a whole range of new spaces is an irresistibe opportunity, and this series of visitations comprises most of the book. Having a one-dimenional narrator of course calls for an even greater suspension of judgement that following the adventures of sentient beings possessing two-dimensional brains.
Geometry, the Final Frontier. These are the math-ematical voyages of Vikki Line of Flatlan.
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Now, from mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart, comes what Nature calls a superb sequel.
Flatterland is an extension of Flatland only on subjects of mathematics (from the elementary to the Hawk King). It fails to expand in the areas of politics, spirituality, and equality - only hinting at them as though they were afterthoughts - that made Flatland such a well-rounded read. Flatterland is nonetheless entertaining and informative, and is recommended.