Flatland



This Masterpiece Of Science And Mathematical Fiction Is A Delightfully Unique And Highly Entertaining Satire That Has Charmed Readers For Than 100 Years The Work Of English Clergyman, Educator And Shakespearean Scholar Edwin A Abbott 1838 1926 , It Describes The Journeys Of A Square, A Mathematician And Resident Of The Two Dimensional Flatland, Where Women Thin, Straight Lines Are The Lowliest Of Shapes, And Where Men May Have Any Number Of Sides, Depending On Their Social Status.Through Strange Occurrences That Bring Him Into Contact With A Host Of Geometric Forms, Square Has Adventures In Spaceland Three Dimensions , Lineland One Dimension And Pointland No Dimensions And Ultimately Entertains Thoughts Of Visiting A Land Of Four Dimensions A Revolutionary Idea For Which He Is Returned To His Two Dimensional World Charmingly Illustrated By The Author, Flatland Is Not Only Fascinating Reading, It Is Still A First Rate Fictional Introduction To The Concept Of The Multiple Dimensions Of Space Instructive, Entertaining, And Stimulating To The Imagination Mathematics Teacher.Flatland

From Biography Base Edwin Abbott Abbott December 20, 1838 1926 , English schoolmaster and theologian, is best known as the author of the mathematical satire Flatland 1884.He was educated at the City of London School and at St John s College, Cambridge, where he took the highest honours in classics, mathematics and theology, and became fellow of his college In 1862 he took orders After holdi From Biography Base Edwin Abbott Abbott December 20, 1838 1926 , English schoolmaster and theologian, is best known as the author of the mathematical satire Flatland 1884.He was educated at the City of London School and at St John s College, Cambridge, where he took the highest honours in classics, mathematics and theology, and became fellow of his college In 1862 he took orders After holding masterships at King Edward s School, Birmingham, and at Clifton College, he succeeded G F Mortimer as headmaster of the City of London School in 1865 at the early age of twenty six He was Hulsean lecturer in 1876.He retired in 1889, and devoted himself to literary and theological pursuits Dr Abbott s liberal inclinations in theology were prominent both in his educational views and in his books His Shakespearian Grammar 1870 is a permanent contribution to English philology In 1885 he published a life of Francis Bacon His theological writings include three anonymously published religious romances Philochristus 1878 , Onesimus 1882 , and Sitanus 1906.More weighty contributions are the anonymous theological discussion The Kernel and the Husk 1886 , Philomythus 1891 , his book The Anglican Career of Cardinal Newman 1892 , and his article The Gospels in the ninth edition of the Encyclop dia Britannica, embodying a critical view which caused considerable stir in the English theological world He also wrote St Thomas of Canterbury, his Death and Miracles 1898 , Johannine Vocabulary 1905 , Johannine Grammar 1906 Flatland was published in 1884.His brother, Evelyn Abbott 1843 1901 , was a well known tutor of Balliol College, Oxford, and author of a scholarly history of Greece

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Flatland
  • Edwin A. Abbott
  • English
  • 09 August 2018
  • 048627263X

10 thoughts on “Flatland

  1. says:

    Take a classically styled, 19th century satire about Victorian social s dress it up in dimensional geometry involving anthropomorphized shapes e.g., lines, squares, cubes, etc bathe it in the sweet, scented waters of social commentary and wrap it all around humble, open minded Square as protagonist The result is Flatland, a unique classic parked at the intersection of a number of different genres, thus pinging the radar of a wider than normal audience to appreciate or detest it Sinc Take a classically styled, 19th century satire about Victorian social s dress it up in dimensional geometry involving anthropomorphized shapes ...

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    When you read this book, keep two things in mind First, it was written back in 1880, when relativity had not yet been invented, when quantum theory was not yet discovered, when only a handful of mathematicians had the courage yet to challenge Euclid and imagine curved space geometries and geometries with infinite dimensionality As such, it is an absolutely brilliant work of speculative mathematics deftly hidden in a peculiar but strangely amusing social satire.Second, its point, even about i When you read this book, keep two things in mind First, it was written back in 1880, when relativity had not yet been invented, when quantum theory was not yet discovered, when only a handful of mathematicians had the courage yet to challenge Euclid and imagine curved space geometries and geometries with infinite dimensionality As such, it is an absolutely brilliant work of speculative mathematics deftly hidden in a peculiar but strangely amusing social satire.Second, its point, even about itself, is stil...

  3. says:

    A curious little novella about a man a two dimensional world thinking literally out of the box First he explains his world in which the angles you have the higher social status you have in Flatland Circles being the highest rank He meets someone from Lineland one dimensional who is incapable of understanding Flatland and he meets Sphere from Spaceland three dimenions and he is able himself to comprehend the difference between up and North However, Sphere cannot extrapolate to 4 dim A curious little novella about a man a two dimensional world thinking literally out of the box First he explains his world in which the angles you have the higher social status you have in Flatland Circles being the highest rank He meets someone from Lineland one dimensional who is incapable of understanding Flatland and he meets Sphere from Spaceland three dimenions and he is a...

  4. says:

    I give it an extra star for it s originality, it s uniqueness The concept was genius, Abbott was probably a math genius himself However, as a work of literature it does not hold up well It has a shadowy similarity to Gulliver s Travels, but falls well short of that Swift classic.

  5. says:

    This book should not be read in hopes of finding an entertaining story As a novel, it s terrible It s plot if you can call it that is simple and contrived But, it wasn t written as a novel.Flatland is a mathematical essay, meant to explain a point that higher dimensionsthan length, depth and width may be present in our universe, but if they are, it will be nearly impossible for us to understand th...

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    I used to be a renegade, I used to fool around But I couldn t take the punishment and had to settle down Now I m playing it real straight, and yes, I cut my hair You might think I m crazy, but I don t even care Because I can tell what s going onIt s hip to be square Huey Lewis And The News Hip To Be SquareAccording to IMDB, several film adaptations have been made of Flatland, but no blockbusting Pixar DreamWorks extravaganza just yet If they do make one I can t imagine aappropriate tI used to be a renegade, I used to fool around But I couldn t take the punishment and had to settle down Now I m playing it real straight, and yes, I cut my hair You might think I m crazy, but I don t even care Because I can tell what s going onIt s hip to be square Huey Lewis And The News Hip To Be SquareAccording to IMDB, several film adaptations have been made of Flatland, but no blockbusting Pixar DreamWorks extravaganza just yet If they do make one I can t imagine aappropriate theme song than the above Huey Lewis And The News number Flatland is set in a two dimensional world and narrated in the first person by a square or A Square as appears on the original edition s book cover In the first half of the book Square gives us a tour of his world where women are straight lines and, if you are symmetrical, thesides you have the better This means that circles are the elite of this society bec...

  7. says:

    This was one crazy, opium fuelled, brilliant book about geometry and different dimensions and I am going to explain it the best way I can but Edwin A Abbott does it so much better.Here is a story of Square who is a square and lives in a two dimensional world of geometrical figures The first part of the book talks about the social breakdown of the Flatland and it is a thinly disguised satire on the Victorian society People are divided into classes according to their geometry and the worst off a This was one crazy, opium fuelled, brilliant book about geometry and different dimensions and I am going to explain it the best...

  8. says:

    At the outset the 5 stars are entirely subjective I love maths, I love playing mathematical games, I love philosophising about maths So this book is perfect for me But if maths is not your cup of tea, you may not enjoy it as much as I did.I first read about this book in one of Martin Gardner s Mathematical Games anthologies, and was enthralled by the concept In fact, he discusses two books Flatland by Edwin A Abbot and An Episode of Flatland by Charles Hinton written with the same pr At the outset the 5 stars are entirely subjective I love maths, I love playing mathematical games, I love philosophising about maths So this book is perfect for me But if maths is not your cup of tea, you may not enjoy it as much as I did.I first read about this book in one of Martin Gardner s Mathematical Games anthologies, and was enthralled by the concept In fact, he discusses two books Flatland by Edwin A Abbot and An Episode of Flatland by Charles Hinton written with the same premise He says Hinton s book is better, and I have managed to locate an online version recently, but have not had time to read it so far We live in a world of three dimensions It is easy for us to deal with one dimension the line , two dimensions the plane and three dimensions space But can we conceptualise a fourth dimension It is well nigh impossible, for our whole being is tied up on this three dimensional paradigm.Abbot s fictional world is two dimensional The characters move about on a flat...

  9. says:

    Un racconto fantastico a pi dimensioni con una velata neanche poi troppo critica alla chiusura mentale Geniale.

  10. says:

    Questo libricino talmente matto e bello che dovete andare a comprarlo, e siccome so che le mie maniere dispotiche, e poco convincenti purtroppo non ho le doti dei venditori di cose inutili che riescono a farti comprare di tutti convincendoti che siano utili forse non vi indurranno all acquisto, armatevi di convincitudine vostra, e andate a comprarvelo, o a rubarlo, o a prenderlo in prestito dalla biblioteca.Perch Leggete quanto segue Se come me siete sempre stati delle perfette schiappe i Questo libricino talmente matto e bello che dovete andare a comprarlo, e siccome so che le mie maniere dispotiche, e poco convincenti purtroppo non ho le doti dei venditori di cose inutili che riescono a farti comprare di tutti convincendoti che siano utili forse non vi indurranno all acquisto, armatevi di convincitudine vostra, e andate a comprarvelo, o a rubarlo, o a prenderlo in prestito dalla biblioteca.Perch Leggete quanto segue Se come me siete sempre stati delle perfette schiappe in matematica e geometria questo il libro che vi illuminer di sapienza, una volta finito di leggerlo vorrete andare dai vostri vecchi professori maestri, sbattere loro Flatlandia in testa e urlare MA CHE ACCIDENTI TI COSTAVA SPIEGARMELO COS SEMPLICE Purtroppo per temo si tratti di un provvedimento anticostituzionale, dunque, anzich prendervela con vecchi pedagoghi incapaci, potrete gentilmente ringraziare Abbott che nel 1882 ha scritto quest...

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