By George K. Francis
Praise for George Francis's A Topological Picturebook:
Bravo to Springer for reissuing this targeted and lovely ebook! It not just reminds the older iteration of the pleasures of doing arithmetic through hand, but additionally indicates the hot new release what ``hands on'' rather means.
- John Stillwell, college of San Francisco
The Topological Picturebook has taught a complete iteration of mathematicians to attract, to determine, and to think.
- Tony Robbin, artist and writer of Shadows of truth: The Fourth measurement in Relativity, Cubism, and smooth Thought
The vintage reference for a way to offer topological information visually, jam-packed with notable hand-drawn pictures of complex surfaces.
- John Sullivan, Technische Universitat Berlin
A Topological Picturebook we could scholars see topology because the unique discoverers conceived it: concrete and visible, freed from the formalism that burdens traditional textbooks.
- Jeffrey Weeks, writer of The form of Space
A Topological Picturebook is a visible dinner party for an individual fascinated with mathematical images. Francis offers beautiful examples to construct one's "visualization muscles". while, he explains the underlying ideas and layout strategies for readers to create their very own lucid drawings.
- George W. Hart, Stony Brook University
In this number of narrative gemstones and fascinating hand-drawn images, George Francis demonstrates the chicken-and-egg courting, in arithmetic, of snapshot and textual content. because the publication used to be first released, the case for images in arithmetic has been received, and now it's time to give some thought to their which means. A Topological Picturebook continues to be indispensable.
- Marjorie Senechal, Smith university and co-editor of the Mathematical Intelligencer
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A Topological Picturebook by George K. Francis