Euclid's Window

Euclid's Window

The Story of Geometry From Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

Book - 2002
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Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2002, c2001
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed. --
ISBN: 9780684865249
Branch Call Number: 516/.009/Mlo 359401 1
Characteristics: xii, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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johnf108 Aug 10, 2014

Mlodinow is an ETHS grad.

BeccaBB Oct 09, 2012

Mlodinow tackles what some people would think would be a dry topic and manages to infuse some wit into it. You can tell that he really loves his topic and wants the reader to as well. He explains the math and gives you examples to help you understand. And they are very helpful (although I must say that his examples using his sons start to get a little annoying after a while.) He explains the beginnings of geometry and how it progressed and reasons why it was, at times, held back due to politics and religion and other things (which puts a lot of history in the book that you normally wouldn’t think of as having anything to do with math.) It starts out with things I learned in school, like the Pythagorean Theorem and coordinates on a x/y graph and other things I recognized and then moved on to more complex things like string theory which I had no prior knowledge of. I started out fine and could follow well enough but as the book went on and the theories got more complex I had a harder and harder time keeping up and often had to reread a passage to understand it (and sometimes never totally did.) It is obviously a book for a particular audience and is not for everyone but if you are interested enough to pick up the book in the first place I don’t think you will be disappointed. It is well written and Mlodinow knows his stuff and his love of the topic comes through and infects the reader.

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