Maintaining The Standard Of Excellence Set By The Previous Edition, This Textbook Covers The Basic Geometry Of Two And Three Dimensional Spaces Written By A Master Expositor, Leading Researcher In The Field, And MacArthur Fellow, It Includes Experiments To Determine The True Shape Of The Universe And Contains Illustrated Examples And Engaging Exercises That Teach Mind Expanding Ideas In An Intuitive And Informal Way Bridging The Gap From Geometry To The Latest Work In Observational Cosmology, The Book Illustrates The Connection Between Geometry And The Behavior Of The Physical Universe And Explains How Radiation Remaining From The Big Bang May Reveal The Actual Shape Of The Universe.

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- Hardcover
- 408 pages
- The Shape of Space
- Jeffrey R. Weeks
- English
- 27 January 2017 Jeffrey R. Weeks
- 0824707095

This is a semi expository book about the geometry and topology of surfaces and 3 manifolds with some cosmological flavor.

I found this text book after a traveling down a rabbit hole that begin with Jorge Borges s The Library of Babel and went through a great book titled The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges Library of Babel The chapter on topology caught me and pointed me here.A fun book, that requires some work It is in fact a textbook but it doesn t entirely read like one It s a firm but gentle introduction to the exciting topic of Topology I m probably going to continue on and try and find some related I found this text book after a traveling down a rabbit hole that begin with Jorge Borges s The Library of Babel and went through a great book titled The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges Library of Babel The chapter on topology caught me and pointed me here.A fun book, tha...

The author presents two most popular methods to determine the shape of our universe Prior to explaining the principles of those methods, there is an extensive introduction to topology of space, and the possible theoretical shapes of the universe.My Notes As of 2002, two research projects are underway to measure the shape of space The method of Cosmic Crystallography looks for patterns in the arrangement of the galaxies.if the Universe is finite and small enough, we should be able to see all The author presents two most popular methods to determine the shape of our universe Prior to explaining the principles of those methods, ...

A short and digestible book on topology and non euclidean geometries and manifolds and the like Good introduction to the subject and relatively painless.

One of the few books in the library about topology that isn t just flatland, or abstract math Want to know what periodic boundary conditions look like Fun Good introductory text, or a relaxing read if you are already familiar with th...

I ve been looking for a book like this for years now The author explains surfaces and 3 manifolds in the most visual and intuitive way possible If you think you like topology but never really read about it as was my case , this is your book.

This was a very interesting book It s a textbook, but it s not written like most textbooks You don t have to understand everything to find it enjoyable but basically it s an exploration courtesy, Jeff of topology, and dimensions above the third If you like reading about physics, and Einstein, and string theory, then chances are you ll like this book There are many references to another great book called Flat Land, which is a novel not a textbook so I would recommend you read that fir This was a very interesting book It s a textbook, but it s not written like most textbooks You don t have to understand everything to find it enjoyable but basically it s an exploration courtesy, Jeff of topology, and dimensions above...

This book is full of joy but it left me wanting arigorous exploration of the ideas of this topic It s also feels quite dated in ways that even older texts in the discipline of Topology don t For that reason I will get Munkres textbook and do the applications in it This...

Jeffrey Weeks is the kind of writer who can introduce complex ideas in an engaging way A lay person can follow his explanations and work through the problems without much outside help The best part is that most problems have the solutions in the back of the book This helps clarify the i...

A remarkably concise explanation of somewhat difficult to master topics Weeks uses Flatland as a metaphor to explain to his readers multiple ways that space in the fourth dimension three dimensional manifolds could be constructed, and takes care to pepper the pages with concrete diagrams to ...