One Medicine

One Medicine

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This is a quite exceptional book, a lively and approachable treatment of an important field of mathematics given in a masterly style. Assuming only a school background, the authors develop locally Euclidean geometries, going as far as the modular space of structures on the torus, treated in terms of Lobachevsky's non-Euclidean geometry. Each section is carefully motivated by discussion of the physical and general scientific implications of the mathematical argument, and its place in the history of mathematics and philosophy. The book is expected to find a place alongside classics such as Hilbert and Cohn-Vossen's 'Geometry and the imagination' and Weyl's 'Symmetry'.I would therefore like to dedicate this essay of mice and men, of twins, tumors, and testicles, to Kurt Benirschke, in recognition of all that he has done to foster an interest in the comparative approach. The story I have to tell is best presented inanbsp;...


Title:One Medicine
Author: O.A. Ryder, M.L. Byrd
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1984-05-01
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