Home Edwin A. Abbott Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. John Allen Paulos is a Professor of Mathematics at Temple University and the bestselling author of eight books including Innumeracy, A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper, and Once upon a Number
Home Edwin A. Flatland a romance of m. .Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, . John Allen Paulos is a Professor of Mathematics at Temple University and the bestselling author of eight books including Innumeracy, A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper, and Once upon a Number. He has been a columnist for ABCNews.
Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Classic of science (and mathematical) fiction describes the adventures of A. Square, a resident of Flatland, in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension), and Pointland (no dimensions).
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London.
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FLATLAND: A Romance of Many Dimensions - E. Abbott. When I was in Spaceland I heard that your sailors have very similar experiences while they traverse your seas and discern some distant island or coast lying on the horizon
FLATLAND: A Romance of Many Dimensions - E. When I was in Spaceland I heard that your sailors have very similar experiences while they traverse your seas and discern some distant island or coast lying on the horizon. The far-off land may have bays, forelands, angles in and out to any number and extent; yet at a distance you see none of these (unless indeed your sun shines bright upon them revealing the projections and retirements by means of light and shade), nothing but a grey unbroken line upon the water.
If my poor Flatland friend retained the vigour of mind which he enjoyed when he began to compose these Memoirs, I should not now need to represent him in this preface, in which he desires, fully, to return his thanks to his readers.
Years of inprisonment, and the still heavier burden of general incredulity and mockery, have combined with the thoughts and notions, and much also of the terminology, which he acquired during his short stay in spaceland
With Illustrations by the Author, A SQUARE (Edwin A. Abbott 1838-1926)
With Illustrations by the Author, A SQUARE (Edwin A. Abbott 1838-1926). It is true that we have really in Flatland a Third unrecognized Dimension called & just as it is also true that you have really in Spaceland a Fourth unrecognized Dimension, called by no name at present, but which I will call &.
Section 2. Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland. How, though the Sphere shewed me other mysteries of Spaceland, I still desire more; and what came of it. 2. Section 3. Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatland. Section 4. Concerning the Women. 18. Section 20. How the Sphere encouraged me in a Vision. 19. Section 21. How I tried to teach the Theory of Three Dimensions to my Grandson, and with what success. 20. Section 22. How I then tried to diffuse the Theory of Three Dimensions by other means, and of the result.
In that blessed region of Four Dimensions, shall we linger on the threshold of the Fifth, and not enter therein? Ah, no ! Let us rather resolve that our ambition shall soar with our corporal ascent.
Author: Edwin A. Abbott
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: BiblioBazaar (April 3, 2007)
Pages: 120 pages
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