A Topological Picturebook by George K. Francis

By George K. Francis

Praise for George Francis's A Topological Picturebook:


Bravo to Springer for reissuing this distinctive and gorgeous publication! It not just reminds the older new release of the pleasures of doing arithmetic by means of hand, but additionally exhibits the recent iteration what ``hands on'' fairly means.


- John Stillwell, college of San Francisco


The Topological Picturebook has taught an entire new release of mathematicians to attract, to work out, and to think.


- Tony Robbin, artist and writer of Shadows of truth: The Fourth size in Relativity, Cubism, and smooth Thought


The vintage reference for a way to give topological information visually, choked with outstanding hand-drawn pictures of complex surfaces.


- John Sullivan, Technische Universitat Berlin


A Topological Picturebook we could scholars see topology because the unique discoverers conceived it: concrete and visible, freed from the formalism that burdens traditional textbooks.


- Jeffrey Weeks, writer of The form of Space


A Topological Picturebook is a visible dinner party for an individual focused on mathematical images.  Francis offers beautiful examples to construct one's "visualization muscles".  even as, he explains the underlying ideas and layout recommendations for readers to create their very own lucid drawings.


- George W. Hart, Stony Brook University


In this choice of narrative gemstones and exciting hand-drawn images, George Francis demonstrates the chicken-and-egg dating, in arithmetic, of picture and textual content. because the booklet was once first released, the case for images in arithmetic has been gained, and now it's time to examine their that means. A Topological Picturebook continues to be indispensable.


- Marjorie Senechal, Smith collage and co-editor of the Mathematical Intelligencer

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