Richard Trudeau confronts the fundamental question of truth and its representation through mathematical models in The Non-Euclidean Revolution. First, the author analyzes geometry in its historical and philosophical setting; second, he examines a revolution every bit as significant as the Copernican revolution in astronomy and the Darwinian revolution in biology; third, on the most speculative level, he questions the possibility of absolute knowledge of the world. A portion of the book won the P lya Prize, a distinguished award from the Mathematical Association of America.
|Book:||The Non-Euclidean Revolution (Modern Birkhäuser Classics)|
|Author:||Richard J. Trudeau|
|Number of Pages:||270|
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