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The Shape of Space

1st Edition

By Jeffrey R. Weeks

Chapman and Hall/CRC

360 pages | 194 Color Illus.

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Maintaining the standard of excellence set by the previous editions, 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.

  • First new edition in over nearly two decades
  • Widely reviewed and praised
  • Updated presentation
  • Updated applications-cosmology

Table of Contents

SURFACES AND THREE-MANIFOLDS; GEOMETRIES ON SURFACES; GEOMETRIES ON THREE-MANIFOLDS; THE UNIVERSE; Appendix A Answers; Appendix B Bibliography; Index

About the Author

Jeffrey R. Weeks is a mathematics author, master expositor and MacArthur Fellow. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University and has taught at Ithaca College and Middlebury College. His research interests liew in 3-manifolds and physical cosmology.

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MAT000000
MATHEMATICS / General
MAT012000
MATHEMATICS / Geometry / General
MAT025000
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