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Geometry: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Geometry: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Publication Date: April 27th, 2022
Oxford University Press, USA
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The study of geometry is at least 2500 years old, and it is within this field that the concept of mathematical proof - deductive reasoning from a set of axioms - first arose. To this day geometry remains a very active area of research in mathematics.

This Very Short Introduction covers the areas of mathematics falling under geometry, starting with topics such as Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, and ranging to curved spaces, projective geometry in Renaissance art, and geometry of space-time inside a black hole. Starting from the basics, Maciej Dunajski proceeds from concrete examples (of mathematical objects like Platonic solids, or theorems like the Pythagorean theorem) to general principles. Throughout, he outlines the role geometry plays in the broader context of science and art.

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About the Author

Maciej Dunajski, Professor of Mathematical Physics, University of Cambridge Maciej Dunajski is a Fellow of Clare College http: //, and a Professor of Mathematical Physics at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are Differential and Projective Geometry, Solitons, and General Theory of Relativity. In 2021 he was awarded the Atiyah Fellowship by the London Mathematical Society. He is the author of Solitons, Instantons, and Twistors, (OUP, 2009).