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Geometry: A Very Short Introduction

Popular Science Out of Print
By: Maciej Dunajski(Author)
176 pages, 75 b/w illustrations
Geometry: A Very Short Introduction
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  • Geometry: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 9780199683680 Paperback Jan 2022 Out of Print #257574
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The study of geometry is at least 2500 years old, and it is within this field that the concept of mathematical proof – deductive reasoning from a set of axioms – first arose. To this day geometry remains a very active area of research in mathematics.

This Very Short Introduction covers the areas of mathematics falling under geometry, starting with topics such as Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, and ranging to curved spaces, projective geometry in Renaissance art, and geometry of space-time inside a black hole. Starting from the basics, Maciej Dunajski proceeds from concrete examples (of mathematical objects like Platonic solids, or theorems like the Pythagorean theorem) to general principles. Throughout, he outlines the role geometry plays in the broader context of science and art.


1. What is geometry?
2. Euclidean geometry
3. Non-Euclidean geometry
4. Geometry of curved spaces
5. Projective geometry
6. Other geometries
7. Geometry of the physical world
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Maciej Dunajski is a Fellow of Clare College and a Professor of Mathematical Physics at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are Differential and Projective Geometry, Solitons, and General Theory of Relativity. In 2021 he was awarded the Atiyah Fellowship by the London Mathematical Society. He is the author of Solitons, Instantons, and Twistors, (OUP, 2009).

Popular Science Out of Print
By: Maciej Dunajski(Author)
176 pages, 75 b/w illustrations
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