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How to Free Your Inner MathematicianNotes on Mathematics and Life$
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Susan D'Agostino

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198843597

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198843597.001.0001

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Embrace change, considering non-Euclidean geometry

Embrace change, considering non-Euclidean geometry

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How to Free Your Inner Mathematician

Susan D'Agostino

Oxford University Press

“Embrace change, considering non-Euclidean geometry” offers a basic introduction to the geometry of curved surfaces in which the sum of the degrees of a triangle may equal more or less than 180°. The discussion is enhanced by numerous hand-drawn sketches, including triangles on spheres and saddles. Mathematics students and enthusiasts are encouraged to embrace change as a way to alleviate boredom, understand one’s strengths, and uncover new opportunities and modes of thinking. At the chapter’s end, readers may check their understanding by working on a problem. A solution is provided.

Keywords:   non-Euclidean geometry, geometry, sphere, saddle, triangle, math, student

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