Based on the latest historical research, Worlds Out of Nothing is
the first book to provide a course on the history of geometry in
the 19th century. Topics covered in the first part of the book are
projective geometry, especially the concept of duality, and
non-Euclidean geometry. The book then moves on to the study of the
singular points of algebraic curves (Pluckers equations) and their
role in resolving a paradox in the theory of duality; to Riemanns
work on differential geometry; and to Beltramis role in
successfully establishing non-Euclidean geometry as a rigorous
mathematical subject. The final part of the book considers how
projective geometry rose to prominence, and looks at Poincares
ideas about non-Euclidean geometry and their physical and
philosophical significance. Three chapters are devoted to writing
and assessing work in the history of mathematics, with examples of
sample questions in the subject, advice on how to write essays, and
comments on what instructors should be looking for."
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