The Non-Euclidean Revolution (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780817647827
ISBN-10: 0817647821
Publisher: Birkhauser
Publication Date: January 21st, 2008
Pages: 270
Language: English
Series: Modern Birkhauser Classics