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Bardi, Jason Socrates
The fifth postulate : how unraveling a two-thousand-year-old mystery unraveled the universe / Jason Socrates Bardi
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QA481 .B237 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Parallels (Geometry)
Geometry, Plane
Pythagorean theorem
Physical Description xi, 253 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-244) and index
Contents A mathematician's Waterloo -- The strange vegetarian cult and mathematics -- The mystery maker -- Those false and would-be proofs -- A codebreaker's fix -- Searching for Ceres -- The dim light of exhaustion -- Gauss's little secret -- Lessons of curvature -- To stir the nests of wasps -- A strange new world -- A message for you, Ambassador -- "To praise it would be to praise myself" -- The birth of electronic communication -- The imaginary man from Kazan -- The soul of the universe -- The curvature of space

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