Based on a chain of lectures for grownup scholars, this full of life and unique ebook proves that, faraway from being a dusty, uninteresting topic, geometry is in truth packed with good looks and fascination. The author's infectious enthusiasm is positioned to exploit in explaining a few of the key ideas within the box, beginning with the Golden quantity and taking the reader on a geometric trip through Shapes and Solids, in the course of the Fourth measurement, winding up with Einstein's Theories of Relativity.
Equally appropriate as a present for an adolescent or as a nostalgic trip again into the realm of arithmetic for older readers, John Barnes' e-book is the fitting antidote for somebody whose maths classes in class are a resource of painful stories. the place as soon as geometry used to be a resource of misunderstanding and frustration, Barnes brings enlightenment and entertainment.
In this moment variation, influenced by way of fresh lectures at Oxford, additional fabric and additional illustrations were additional on many themes together with colored Cubes, Chaos and Crystals.