- Series: Dover Books on Mathematics
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised edition (January 1, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486252027
- ISBN-13: 978-0486252025
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Taxicab Geometry: An Adventure in Non-Euclidean Geometry (Dover Books on Mathematics) Revised Edition
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Not trying the exercises will limit a clear development and progress within the topic. Good for those interested in puzzles, problem solving, or math. Not a PhD exposition, but more on the lines of Martin Gardner specific to one topic.
Recommended for those that like math -thinking, and exploring; and really kind of fun once you get the graph paper out.
The topic discussed in the book interesting but fairly simple, had the author decided to actually write and explain the concept, this might be a decent book. Instead, most of the concepts are explained implicitly through 60 pages of utterly repetitive exercises.
Unless you are in the mood for some trivial and tedious high school math homework, don't buy this book
My only problem with the book, is that some of the chapters could use some more detail - on the other hand, it does encourage the reader to think a bit more deeply about what's being presented.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Diego Lame is very right. It is a very light book, not for a serious reader. It is more about Eucledean geometry than for taxicab one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Igor Polk
Superbly written; well-selected questions encourage student discovery of interesting ideas.Published 15 months ago by Christopher M. Freeman
Entertaining and educational book. Would recommend it highly if it didn't require a magnifier to read the tiny print.Published 19 months ago by Rob the Wiz
After reading flatland I thought that there may be a book out there to build a better understanding of higher dimensions at least 4th one. Read morePublished on May 2, 2014 by BERKAY GUNER