Duel at Dawn: math can do that to you

books / Mathematics

In Hungary, winters can be long (so I’m assuming). Before television, intelligent Hungarians tried many different pastimes to make it through those dark days. One of these, János Bolyai, resorted to non-Euclidean geometry.

Bolyai wasn’t warning his son off gambling, or poetry, or a poorly chosen love affair. He was trying to keep him away from non-Euclidean geometry.

via Duel at Dawn – The Barnes & Noble Review.

I myself tend to contemplate the Cantor Set, but that’s just me. This looks like a tempting book, though.


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