The Planiverse

Author: A.K. Dewdney
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461301998
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A classic book about life in a two-dimensional universe, written by a well-known author. Now brought back into print in this revised and updated edition, the book is written within the great tradition of Abbott's Flatland, and Hinton's famous Sphereland. Accessible, imaginative, and clever, it will appeal to a wide array of readers, from serious mathematicians and computer scientists, to science fiction fans.

The Planiverse

Author: A.K. Dewdney
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387989167
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"So begins A. K. Dewdney's tale of discovery and communication with the two-dimensional civilization of Arde. Since its original publication in 1984, The Planiverse has developed a kind of cult readership, following in the footsteps of Edward Abbot's nineteenth-century classic Flatland. As a kind of mental puzzle or brain-teaser, it challenges and delights, inviting readers to imagine just how a two-dimensional world might actually work. But the book is also a fable, serving as a cautionary tale about the difficulties of communication from one totally alien world to another, and suggesting that it is not only Yendred and his fellow 2-D Ardeans who cannot imagine dimensions beyond those they see."--BOOK JACKET.

Flatterland

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458716546
Format: PDF
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first there was Edwin A. Abbott's remarkable Flatland, published in 1884, and one of the all-time classics of popular mathematics. Now, from mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart, comes what Nature calls ''a superb sequel.'' Through larger-than-life characters and an inspired story line, Flatter land 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. The journey begins when our heroine, Victoria Line, comes upon her great-great-grandfather A. Square's diary, hidden in the attic. The writings help her to contact the Space Hopper, who tempts her away from her home and family in Flatland and becomes her guide and mentor through ten dimensions. In the tradition of Alice in Wonderland and The Phantom Toll Booth, this magnificent investigation into the nature of reality is destined to become a modern classic.

Flatland

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott
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Considered both a satire and a science fiction novella, Abbott's Flatland experiments with the idea of various dimensions in time and space.

200 of Nothing

Author: A. K. Dewdney
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471145745
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Acclaim for "In today's world, 'innumeracy' is an even greater danger than illiteracy, and is perhaps even more common. Advertisers and politicians exploit it; intellectuals (self-styled) even flaunt it. I hope that this wise and witty book will provide cures where they are possible, and warnings where they are necessary. "It's also a lot of fun. I can guarantee that 100%."--Arthur C. Clarke "Dewdney retells with charm and wit magnificent morsels of mathematical mayhem discovered by his army of volunteer 'abuse detectives.' From 'sample trashing' to 'numerical terrorism,' from 'percentage pumping' to 'dimensional dementia,' 200% of Nothing plumbs the depths of innumeracy in daily life and reveals what ordinary people can do about it. A rich, readable, instructive, and persuasive book."--Lynn Arthur Steen, Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College

The Infinitive of Go

Author: John Brunner
Publisher: Gateway
ISBN: 0575101679
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CODE NAME POSTER The first practical matter transmitter was a success, or so everyone thought. In spite of paranoid security restrictions, Justin Williams and Cinnamon Wright, co- inventors of the device, counted on it to revolutionise civilisation and gain them an honoured place in history. But the first long-distance field test with a human being ? a diplomatic courier carrying a vital message ? somehow misfired when the courier killed himself on arrival at his destination. To prove his faith in his invention ? and to escape charges of sabotage ? Justin had himself ?posted? thousands of miles. He came through unchanged. It was the world that was somehow different?

The Armchair Universe

Author: A. K. Dewdney
Publisher: New York [N.Y.] : W.H. Freeman
ISBN: 9780716719397
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Essays discuss computer programs dealing with fractals, mathematical problems, artificial intelligence, one dimensional computers, puzzles, simulation, and core wars

Yes we have no neutrons

Author: A. K. Dewdney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471108061
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Recounts eight scientific flops of the twentieth century, where scientists let their convictions outrun basic scientific methods

The Last Recreations

Author: Martin Gardner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387258272
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Of all of Martin Gardners writings, none gained him a wider audience or was more central to his reputation than his Mathematical Recreations column in Scientific American - which virtually defined the genre of popular mathematics writing for a generation. Flatland, Hydras and Eggs: Mathematical Mystifications is the final collection of these columns, covering the period roughly from 1979 to Gardners retirement in 1986. As always in his published collections, Gardner includes letters commenting on the ideas presented in his articles. These columns show him at the top of his form and should not be missed by anyone with an interest in mathematics.