A Mathematical Picture Book

Authors: Glaeser, Georg, Polthier, Konrad

  • Presents an unusual visual tour of mathematics
  • Offers more than 1000 colour illustrations with explanatory texts, references and web links
  • Striking and surprising coverage of topics from arithmetics to topology
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-14648-0
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-14647-3
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About this book

How can one visualize a curve that fills the entire plane or all of space? Can a polyhedron be smoothly turned inside out? What is the projective plane? What does four-dimensional space look like? Can soap bubbles exist that are not spherical? How can one better understand the structure of vortices and currents? In this book you will experience mathematics from the visual point of view, discovering fascinating and never previously published images that offer illustrative examples to the above questions. Every picture is accompanied by a brief explanatory text, references to further reading, and a number of web links where you can obtain further information. This book is intended for all friends of mathematics—students, teachers, amateurs, and professionals—who want to see something beyond dry text and endless formulas. It will provide inspiration for pursuing further one or another topic that may previously have seemed inaccessible. You will get to know mathematics from a totally new and colorful viewpoint.

About the authors

Georg Glaeser is professor of mathematics and geometry at the University of Applied Art in Vienna and the author of numerous books on computational geometry. Konrad Polthier is professor of mathematics at the Free University of Berlin and the DFG Research Center Matheon. Springer has published a number of his books on mathematical visualization as well as entertaining videos on mathematics, including the prizewinning MESH and the collection of films from the MathFilm Festival 2008.

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  • Due: February 19, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-642-14648-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $74.95
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: February 19, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-642-14647-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Mathematical Picture Book
Authors
Translated by
Kramer, D.P.
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14648-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14647-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 339
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1000 illustrations in colour
Topics