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Indra's Pearls : The Vision of Felix Klein - 02 edition

Indra`s Pearls : The Vision of Felix Klein (ISBN10: 0521352533; ISBN13: 9780521352536)
ISBN13: 978-0521352536
ISBN10: 0521352533

Summary: Felix Klein, a great geometer of the nineteenth century, rediscovered an idea from Hindu mythology in mathematics: the heaven of Indra in which the whole Universe was mirrored in each pearl in a net of pearls. Practically impossible to represent by hand, this idea barely existed outside the imagination, until the 1980s when the authors embarked on the first computer investigation of Klein's vision. In this extraordinary book they explore the path from some basic math ...show moreematical ideas to the simple algorithms that create delicate fractal filigrees, most appearing in print for the first time. Step-by-step instructions for writing computer programs allow beginners to generate the images. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 03/29/2002
International: No

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