Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
by Edwin A. Abbot
Publisher: Seeley and Co. 1884
Number of pages: 120
The book represents a couple of accessible and charming explanations of geometry and physics for the curious non-mathematician. Flatland was published in 1880 and imagines a two-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes who think their planar world is all there is. But one Flatlander, a Square, discovers the existence of a third dimension and the limits of his world's assumptions about reality and comes to understand the confusing problem of higher dimensions.
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by Philipp Legner - Mathigon
The book showcases how fascinating mathematics can be, by explaining some of the most interesting mathematical ideas to children and the general public. Diagrams, videos, slideshows, problems and interactive games let the content come to life.
by Larry Zafran - CreateSpace
The book starts with a review of basic arithmetic, followed by basic operations, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and basic probability and statistics. The material is explained conversationally and in plain English.
by J. E. Littlewood - Methuen And Company Limited
Anyone open to the idea of looking through a popular book on mathematics should be able to get on with this one. It contains pieces of technical mathematics; these can all be skipped without prejudice to the rest, and a coherent story will remain.
by Frank Castle - Macmillan and co
From the table of contents: Arithmetic; Plane Geometry; Algebra; British and Metric Units; Logarithms; Slide Rule; Ratios; Use of Squared Paper; Mensuration. Area of Parallelogram. Triangle. Circumference of Circle. Area of a Circle; etc.