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Author Rozenfelʹd, B. A. (Boris Abramovich)

Title A history of non-Euclidean geometry : evolution of the concept of a geometric space / B.A. Rosenfeld ; translated by Abe Shenitzer with the editorial assistance of Hardy Grant.

Published New York : Springer-Verlag, [1988]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  516.909 ROZE {Bund89 20200519}    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Istorii͡a neevklidovoĭ geometrii. English
Physical description ix, 471 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences ; 12.
Studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences ; 12.
Notes Translation of: Istori͡ia neevklidovoĭ geometrii.
Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [428]-454.
Summary This book is an investigation of the mathematical and philosophical factors underlying the discovery of the concept of noneuclidean geometries, and the subsequent extension of the concept of space. Chapters one through five are devoted to the evolution of the concept of space, leading up to chapter six which describes the discovery of noneuclidean geometry, and the corresponding broadening of the concept of space. The author goes on to discuss concepts such as multidimensional spaces and curvature, and transformation groups. The book ends with a chapter describing the applications of nonassociative algebras to geometry.
Subject Geometry, Non-Euclidean -- History.
ISBN 0387964584 $80.00