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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Flatland (French Edition) i Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions i is an science fiction novella by Edwin A Abbott .
As a satire Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture However the novella s more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella noted science writer Isaac Asimov described Flatland as The best introduction one can find into the manner of perceiving dimensions As such the novella is still popular amongst mathematics physics and computer science students .
The story is about a two dimensional world referred to as Flatland The unnamed narrator a humble square the social caste of gentlemen and professionals guides us through some of the implications of life in two dimensions The Square has a dream about a visit to a one dimensional world Lineland and attempts to convince the realm s ignorant monarch of a second dimension but finds that it is essentially impossible to make him see outside of his eternally straight line .
The narrator is then visited by a three dimensional sphere which he cannot comprehend until he sees Spaceland for himself This sphere who remains nameless visits Flatland at the turn of each millennium to introduce a new apostle to the idea of a third dimension in the hopes of eventually educating the population of Flatland of the existence of Spaceland From the safety of Spaceland they are able to observe the leaders of Flatland secretly acknowledging the existence of the sphere and prescribing the silencing of anyone found preaching the truth of Spaceland and the third dimension After this proclamation is made many witnesses are massacred or imprisoned according to caste .
After the Square s mind is opened to new dimensions he tries to convince the Sphere of the theoretical possibility of the existence of a fourth and fifth and sixth spatial dimension Offended by this presumption and incapable of comprehending other dimensions the Sphere returns his student to Flatland in disgrace .
He then has a dream in which the Sphere visits him again this time to introduce him to Pointland The point sole inhabitant monarch and universe in one perceives any attempt at communicating with him as simply being a thought originating in his own mind cf Solipsism .
The Square recognizes the connection between the ignorance of the monarchs of Pointland and Lineland with his own and the Sphere s previous ignorance of the existence of other dimensions .
Once returned to Flatland the Square finds it difficult to convince anyone of Spaceland s existence especially after official decrees are announced anyone preaching the lies of three dimensions will be imprisoned or executed depending on caste Eventually the Square himself is imprisoned for just this reason
This masterpiece of science and mathematical fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than years The work of English clergyman educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A Abbott it describes the journeys of A Square a mathematician and resident of the two dimensional Flatland where women thin straight lines are the lowliest of shapes and where men may have any number of sides depending on their social status br Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms Square has adventures in Spaceland three dimensions Lineland one dimension and Pointland no dimensions and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two dimensional world Charmingly illustrated by the author Flatland is not only fascinating reading it is still a first rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space Instructive entertaining and stimulating to the imagination i Mathematics Teacher i
Flatland the classic speculation on life in four dimensions Sphereland a continuing speculation on an expanding universe
ALMOST every English boy can be taught to write clearly so far at least as clearness depends upon the arrangement of words Force elegance and variety of style are more difficult to teach and far more difficult to learn but clear writing can be reduced to rules To teach the art of writing clearly is the main object of these Rules and Exercises Ambiguity may arise not only from bad arrangement but also from other causes from the misuse of singlq words and from confused thought These causes are not removable by definite rules and therefore though not neglected are not prominently considered in this book My object rather is to point out some few con tinually recurring causes of ambiguity and to suggest definite remedies in each case Speeches in Parliament newspaper narratives and articles and above all reso lutions at public meetings furnish abundant instances of obscurity arising from the monotonous neglect of some dozen simple rules The art of
The finest and fullest guide to the peculiarities of Elizabethan syntax grammar and prosody this volume addresses every idiomatic usage found in Shakespeare s works with additional references to the works of Jonson Bacon and others Its informative introduction which compares Shakespearian and modern usage is followed by sections on grammar classified according to parts of speech and prosody focusing on pronunciation The book concludes with an examination of the uses of metaphor and simile and a selection of notes and questions suitable for classroom use Each of more than classifications is illustrated with quotes all of which are fully indexed Unabridged republication of the classic edition
This volume contains books by EDWIN ABBOTT an English schoolmaster theologian and writer best known as the author of the novella Flatland The volume includes not only FLATLAND but his Disciples trilogy an amazing set of stories of early Christianity from the point of view of several disciples The volume closes with his second best known work THE MESSAGE OF THE SON OF MAN a deep analysis of Christ and Christianity The books included are br br FLATLAND A Romance of Many Dimensions br PHILOCHRISTUS Memoirs Of A Disciple Of The Lord br ONESIMUS Memoirs Of A Disciple Of St Paul br SILANUS THE CHRISTIAN br THE MESSAGE OF THE SON OF MAN
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It describes the journeys of A Square a mathematician and resident of the two dimensional Flatland where women thin straight lines are the lowliest of shapes and where men may have any number of sides depending on their social status Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms Square has adventures in Spaceland three dimensions Lineland one dimension and Pointland no dimensions and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two dimensional world br