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A Stranger from Spaceland

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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: An essay about Flatland, Edwin A. Abbott's 1884 "doorway to the fourth dimension and beyond for many explorers of geometry," and "a sharply delineated satire that reflects widely debated social issues in Victorian Britain," particularly women's rights. "Flatland raises the fundamental question of how to deal with something transcendental, especially when recognizing that you would never be able to grasp its full nature and meaning. Mathematicians face such a challenge when they venture into higher dimensions..."

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Books
Math Topics: Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Euclidean Plane Geometry

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