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Book Review: Elements Of Geometry

Elements Of Geometry, Plane And Spherical Geometry And Conic Sections, by Horatio Nelson Robinson This is a book that I wish I had known about and been able to read when I was studying geometry as a high school student. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Geometry Of Earthshine Reflection From A Spherical Target

Geometry Of Earthshine Reflection From A Spherical Target, by Defense Technical Information Center This is a particularly short guide, and being a subject relating to somewhat esoteric applications of calculus, it may not be seen as being a subject of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elements Of Descriptive Geometry With Their Application

Elements Of Descriptive Geometry With Their Application, by Charles Davies I must admit that this book was not nearly as interested as I hoped it would be. To be sure, geometry can be a very interesting subject, but the approach … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shopping Math

Shopping Math (Math 24/7), by Helen Thompson On the face of it, this is the sort of book that is designed to be absolutely repellant to male readers, with its pink and lavender color scheme, its picture of a princessy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Proof: How The World Became Geometrical

Proof:  How The World Became Geometrical, by Amir Alexander There is something deeply ironic in this book.  The irony exists on several levels.  Some of the book’s ironies are intentional, such as the way the author spends most of his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Experiencing Geometry

Experiencing Geometry In Euclidian, Spherical, And Hyperbolic Spaces, by David W. Henderson The increasing popularity of flat earth thinking in certain circles has led me to ponder about the deficiency of my own education in geometry in spherical spaces, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Barron’s Painless Geometry

Barron’s Painless Geometry, by Lynette Long I have to admit that this book disappointed me a little bit.  It is not that the book is bad.  It is indeed a modestly enjoyable book that I would have liked a lot … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flatterland

Flatterland:  Like Flatland, Only More So, by Ian Stewart This is why we can’t have any nice things.  This book is a sign of why it is that our times are not nearly as good as the late Victorian period.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flatland

Flatland:  A Romance Of Many Dimensions, by A Square (Edwin A. Abbott) This book is a classic work dealing with mathematics and the imagination of strange worlds, and one I have pondered about often [1], and in reading it, the … Continue reading

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Article Review: Semi-Flatland

Semi-Flatland, by David Vegh and John McGreevy In looking up material that was related to the classic novel Flatland (review forthcoming), I came across this paper on non-geometric space that would allow for Type II string theory calculations to work … Continue reading

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