# E–pub/E–book (Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace)

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- Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
- Leonard Mlodinow
- English
- 10 June 2020
- 9780684865249

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review Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace 100 N the living room or in some other galaxy have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology Based on Mlodinow's extensive historical research; his studies alongside colleagues such as Richard Feynman and Kip Thorne; and interviews with leading physicists and mathematicians such as Murray Gell Mann. Firstly a disclaimer as the author was a writer for Star Trek The Next Generation which I totally loved I am naturally inclined to give a favourable review to whatever he writes Back to the book basically this book is a history of our understanding of the structure of space dimensions curvature etc in other words its geometric properties starting from the Ancients usual culprits Pythagoras and Euclid up to the latest scientific developmentsThis book provides beautifully simple explanations of non Euclidian geometries and how they have been used in Relativity and subseuent physical theories His lucid and clear explanation of how the massenergy distribution relates to the metric of four dimensional space time is really nice The section on string theory is also a great pleasure to read and eually explained in a very nice manner His explanation of how in string theory the most basic properties of space such as the number of dimensions determine the laws of nature and the properties of matterenergy is outstandingAnd his enthusiasm for science and understanding of the Universe is totally contagious the short epilogue is beautiful and I am very happy that I had the opportunity to read this bookThe author s sense of humour is also uite good but being myself a bit of a nerd I am probably not greatly ualified to judge other people s sense of humour and this makes the reading of this book even pleasurableThe only small sin of this book is in the na ve and outdated treatment of the so called Dark Ages here the author really should have received advice from a real historianBut apart from this small sin this book is an absolute pleasure to read 5 stars

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review Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace 100 Edward Witten and Brian Greene Euclid's Window is an extraordinary blend of rigorous authoritative investigation and accessible good hud storytelling that makes a stunningly original argument asserting the primacy of geometry For those who have looked through Euclid's Window no space no thing and no time will ever be uite the sam. An extremely poor approach to the historical development of mathematics The book is replete with historical inaccuracies and a clear anti Christian bias throughout Try Kline s Mathematics for the Nonmathematician instead

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review Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace 100 Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace Here is an altogether new refreshing alternative history of math revealing how simple uestions anyone might ask about space i. Euclid s Window is an unremarkable tour of a very specific line of reasoning that is neither refreshing nor fleshed out The narrative is supposed to span the progress of ideas coming from the advent of space as a notion to modern multidimensional brane theory but the path drawn by the author is not clearWriting The writing itself is fine The prose is concise the jokes are acceptable and the anecdotes are uaint Definitions are usually good with periodic remindersOrganization Strictly chronological There is little tying back of concepts to their origin as well as indicating where an idea will go except for a rapid change back and forth regarding events at the turn of the previous century It is not obvious why a given topic is include or why others excludedBreadth This is where the book falls flat Whole tracts of geometry are excluded liked most of Islamic math Vedic math and large bits of contemporary geometry Embedding manifolds and compacting are very briefly mentioned

E–pub/E–book (Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace) I’ve done what I never do – before starting this review I’ve read some of the other reviews on this site I’m uite surprised at the negative reviews this book has received Someone has even complained that this is uite an ‘anti Christian’ book I guess this is because the author was clearly less than imp

E–pub/E–book (Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace) Leonard Mlodinow Ù 0 summary Well I loved this book reading it as a layman who knows very little about geometry physics and mathematics in generalIt broadened my horizons I want to read books about physics now I want to read about Feynman and Gauss and string theory I loved how the author interwove other parts of history with the discoveries in geomet

characters Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace E–pub/E–book (Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace) read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ù Leonard Mlodinow Euclid's Window is an unremarkable tour of a very specific line of reasoning that is neither refreshing nor fleshed out The narrative is supposed to span the progress of ideas coming from the advent of space as a notion to m

E–pub/E–book (Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace) History of math than actualfacts math with a minimally annoying authorial voice as these things go Except for the

E–pub/E–book (Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace) Firstly a disclaimer as the author was a writer for Star Trek The Next Generation which I totally loved I am naturally inclined to give a favourable review to whatever he writes Back to the book basically this book is a history of our understan

Leonard Mlodinow Ù 0 summary E–pub/E–book (Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace) Interesting discussion of history of geometry from the time of the ancient Greeks through geometry's role today in String Theory and M Theory It covers what it considers to be the major events of the history of geometry starting with Euclid's organizing Greek knowledge of geometry into the Elements Descartes bringing the coordinate system to

E–pub/E–book (Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace) Leonard Mlodinow Ù 0 summary Book was great from the beginning with small stories that engage and keep you interested When the book goes further on it takes too much time to describe Einstein and String Theory and moves too slowly Half the book is the history of geometry the other half is Einstein It turned me off at the end

Leonard Mlodinow Ù 0 summary read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ù Leonard Mlodinow characters Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace An extremely poor approach to the historical development of mathematics The book is replete with historical inaccuracies and a clear anti Christian bias throughout Try Kline's Mathematics for the Nonmathematician instead

characters Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace read & download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ù Leonard Mlodinow Leonard Mlodinow Ù 0 summary 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

E–pub/E–book (Euclid's Window The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace) It's called Euclid's Window but the view isn't really so inspiring in the opening chapters My version had a glaring mistake on the first page The previous borrower had helpfully and amusingly annotated my library copy Makes me wonder if I could perhaps make it as a professional editor I mean how hard can it be? Typos aside this is a fairly pedestrian stroll through the key European developments in geometry from antiuity to the 20