Flatland

... a Figure could look down upon Flatland and see simultaneously the insides of all things, and where it was possible that there might be supposed to exist ...

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

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Category: Dimentions

Page: 100

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Square is a mild-mannered inhabitant of Flatland who is conventional in every way until he is visited by an other-worldly creature: a Sphere. Square leaves two-dimensional Flatland to visit one-dimensional Lineland and Sphere's home, the three-dimensional Spaceland. Edwin Abbott Abbott's novella is both a satire of the rigid social structures of Victorian England and a mind-bending look at the mathematical possibilities of the world around us. For this second reason, Abbott's charming thought experiment is much loved by students and teachers of mathematics, physics and computer science.

Flatland

These modern developments have less significance than one might imagine for the story of Flatland. We do indeed have four dimensions.

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110532

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 343

Classic of science (and mathematical) fiction — charmingly illustrated by the author — describes the adventures of A. Square, a resident of Flatland, in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension), and Pointland (no dimensions).

Flatland

Adapting this classic as a computer animated film challenged the creative team of Flatland: The Movie to engage a contemporary audience accustomed to modern ...

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400829668

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 389

Edwin Abbott's beloved mathematical adventure novel Flatland (1884) is being introduced to a whole new generation of readers and viewers through Flatland: The Movie, a dramatic computer-animated adaptation starring Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez. This book is the companion to the movie--and the ultimate edition of the classic book on which it is based. A beautiful, large-format volume, Flatland: The Movie Edition includes: the full text of the original novel; the screenplay of the movie; essays on the making of the movie by the writers and filmmakers--producer Seth Caplan, director Jeffrey Travis, and director and animator Dano Johnson; color illustrations; and a new introduction by Thomas Banchoff, a Brown University mathematician and Flatland authority who served as an advisor to the filmmakers. By describing the challenges the filmmakers faced in updating a Victorian mathematical allegory for a new generation and transforming it into a compelling animated story, Flatland: The Movie Edition makes watching the movie and reading Abbott's book even more illuminating and enjoyable. You'll never think about the multiple dimensions of space in the same way again.

Flatland

Selected Editions of Flatland Flatland. A Romance of Many Dimensions. By A Square [i.e., E. A. Abbott]. London: Seeley, 1884. Flatland: A Romance of Many ...

Author: Edwin Abbott

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770481299

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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Flatland (1884) is an influential mathematical fantasy that simultaneously provides an introduction to non-Euclidean geometry and a satire on the Victorian class structure, issues of science and faith, and the role of women. A classic of early science fiction, the novel takes place in a world of two dimensions where all the characters are geometric shapes. The narrator, A Square, is a naïve, respectable citizen who is faced with proof of the existence of three dimensions when he is visited by a sphere and is forced to see the limitations of his world. The introduction to this Broadview Edition provides context for the book’s references to Victorian culture and religion, mathematical history, and the history of philosophy. The appendices contain contemporary reviews; extracts from the work of fellow mathematical fantasy writer/mathematician Charles Hinton; Hermann von Helmboltz’s “The Axioms of Geometry” (1870); and autobiographical passages from Abbott’s The Kernel and the Husk (1886).

Flatland

The valley before Rabbit Hill held Flatland like a prize in its palm. Billie and Dawn were soon out of the station wagon, standing embraced under the sky.

Author: R. Yarbrough

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595476120

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 733

Bip's mother told him to stay away from Lilith, a local black "witch" who also provides the dry county with alcohol. That mystery is all Bip needs as impetus to seek her out. Set in a small, West Texas town, racial differences, a murder, and rites of passage thread Bip through the rough skin of the community. Richly comic and laugh out loud funny, the characters of the community stumble through racial incongruities that have slept too long to discern the fact that we are all human-whether we act that way or not.

Flatland

FLATLAND. PART I THIS WORLD § 1.—Of the Nature of Flatland. I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, ...

Author: David Phelps Abbott

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465523243

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

View: 386

I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space. Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it, very much like shadows—only hard and with luminous edges—and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen. Alas, a few years ago, I should have said “my universe”: but now my mind has been opened to higher views of things. In such a country, you will perceive at once that it is impossible that there should be anything of what you call a “solid” kind; but I dare say you will suppose that we could at least distinguish by sight the Triangles Squares and other figures moving about as I have described them. On the contrary, we could see nothing of the kind, not at least so as to distinguish one figure from another. Nothing was visible, nor could be visible, to us, except straight Lines; and the necessity of this I will speedily demonstrate. Place a penny on the middle of one of your tables in Space; and leaning over it, look down upon it. It will appear a circle. But now, drawing back to the edge of the table, gradually lower your eye (thus bringing yourself more and more into the condition of the inhabitants of Flatland), and you will find the penny becoming more and more oval to your view; and at last when you have placed your eye exactly on the edge of the table (so that you are, as it were, actually a Flatland citizen) the penny will then have ceased to appear oval at all, and will have become, so far as you can see, a straight line. The same thing would happen if you were to treat in the same way a Triangle, or Square, or any other figure cut out of pasteboard. As soon as you look at it with your eye on the edge of the table, you will find that it ceases to appear to you a figure, and that it becomes in appearance a straight line. Take for example an equilateral Triangle—who represents with us a Tradesman of the respectable class. Fig. 1 represents the Tradesman as you would see him while you were bending over him from above; figs. 2 and 3 represent the Tradesman, as you would see him if your eye were close to the level, or all but on the level of the table; and if your eye were quite on the level of the table (and that is how we see him in Flatland) you would see nothing but a straight line.

The Annotated Flatland

Flatland is not a lengthy book. It is 102 pages long (100 in the first edition) with a further 10 pages (8 in the first edition) of “forematter”—title page, ...

Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786721839

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 939

Flatland is a unique, delightful satire that has charmed readers for over a century. Published in 1884 by the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it is the fanciful tale of A. Square, a two-dimensional being who is whisked away by a mysterious visitor to The Land of Three Dimensions, an experience that forever alters his worldview. Like the original, Ian Stewart's commentary takes readers on a strange and wonderful journey. With clarity and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbott's numerous Victorian references and touches on such diverse topics as ancient Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland makes fascinating connections between Flatland and Abbott's era, resulting in a classic to rival Abbott's own, and a book that will inspire and delight curious readers for generations to come.

Flatland See Flatland

[1] Circle Flatland is where you find it. Wandering through Edwin A. Abbott's 'Romance of Many Dimensions' brings to mind a short story written in 1941 by ...

Author: Yvan Martinez

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0957350929

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 258

Flatland, see Flatland blends three genres - the annotated novel, the parallel novel and the reimagined classic - into a fantastical edition of the 1884 science fiction novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edward Abbott Abbott. Twelve designers collaborated to produce a reading experience that is both idiosyncratic and systematic. Abbott's original text is juxtaposed with graphic intrusions, marginalia and subplots guaranteed to engage readers of all dimensions 'throughout the universe, in perpetuity'.

Flatland Deposits of the San Francisco Bay Region California

Capability for ground - water recharge is Capability studies are especially helpful in evalu- based on permeability of the flatland materials ( as ating ...

Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Land use

Page: 88

View: 988

A seris of closely related earth-science studies that define the nature and severity of earthquake hazards associated with geologic conditions.

FLATLAND Illustrated

Table of Contents I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live ...

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027244749

Category: Fiction

Page: 113

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This eBook edition of "Flatland" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novel. Written pseudonymously by "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions. The story describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures, whereof women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a square named A Square, a member of the caste of gentlemen and professionals, who guides the readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. Flatland has often been categorized as science fiction although it could more precisely be called "mathematical fiction". With the advent of modern science fiction from the 1950s to the present day, Flatland has seen a revival in popularity, especially among science fiction and cyberpunk fans. Many works have been inspired by the novella, including novel sequels and short films.

Flatland a romance

As you yourself, superior to all Flatland forms, combine many Circles in One, so doubtless there is One above you who combines many Spheres in One Supreme ...

Author: Edwin Abbott

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040217048

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 184


Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions

call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space.

Author: Edwin A. Abbot

Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London. Written pseudonymously by “A Square”, the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions.

Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions illustrated

Of the Nature of Flatland Section 2. Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland Section 3. Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatland Section 4.

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 638

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster and clergyman Edwin Abbott Abbott. The story describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures, whereof women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. Written pseudonymously by "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions. This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years.

Flatland a romance of many dimensions

I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live in Space.

Author: E. Abbott

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 1907523634

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 983

Edwin Abbott was a mathematician who used the idea of 'Flatland' - a world

Flatland A Modern Southwest Adventure

I moved to Flatland from New York at a time when everything was on a downturn. The economy seemed to be tanking. People had a purpose to what they did—even ...

Author: V. Alarcón-Córdoba

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312352574

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 165

Have you ever found yourself caught in a trap so subtle you wonder how you ever got there in the first place? Have you ever needed to get out of a situation, but were too enticed by desire to leave? In Flatland - A Modern Southwest Adventure, Icarus Dade finds himself in the grip of just such a web of intrigue. When a railroad accident in the Four Corners region of the New Mexico desert leaves him stranded, Icarus finds life much more complicated than he could have imagined. Follow along as he becomes entangled in a seemingly inescapable net of love, corruption and betrayal in the double-dealing small town justice of Flatland.

The Black Hornet of Flatland Heights

FLATLAND HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM - BASKETBALL PRACTICE - DAY A typical high school gymnasium that is decorated with banners of the multiple years of a ...

Author: Leal Smith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365942678

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Page:

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Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions Illustrated Edition

Table of Contents I call our world Flatland, not because we call it so, but to make its nature clearer to you, my happy readers, who are privileged to live ...

Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026893379

Category: Fiction

Page: 113

View: 292

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novel. Written pseudonymously by "A Square", the book used the fictional two-dimensional world of Flatland to comment on the hierarchy of Victorian culture, but the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions. The story describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures, whereof women are simple line-segments, while men are polygons with various numbers of sides. The narrator is a square named A Square, a member of the caste of gentlemen and professionals, who guides the readers through some of the implications of life in two dimensions. Flatland has often been categorized as science fiction although it could more precisely be called "mathematical fiction". With the advent of modern science fiction from the 1950s to the present day, Flatland has seen a revival in popularity, especially among science fiction and cyberpunk fans. Many works have been inspired by the novella, including novel sequels and short films.

Flatland

Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions The author of three books of poetry and publisher of the acclaimed small Derek Beaulieu With an afterword by Marjorie ...

Author: Derek Alexander Beaulieu

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Artists' books

Page: 109

View: 443

'Flatland' is a conceptual, graphic-based rewriting of E.A. Abbott's sci-fi classic: a fictional guide to concept of multiple dimensions of reading which will appeal to those interested in design and architecture as well as unusual writing and poetry.

Flatland

In a two-dimensional universe populated by a hierarchical society of geometric figures, a square is persecuted for attempting to reveal its new knowledge of a third dimension, learned from encounters with a sphere.

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fourth dimension

Page: 155

View: 716

In a two-dimensional universe populated by a hierarchical society of geometric figures, a square is persecuted for attempting to reveal its new knowledge of a third dimension, learned from encounters with a sphere.