A Topological Picturebook by George K. Francis

By George K. Francis

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Bravo to Springer for reissuing this precise and gorgeous ebook! It not just reminds the older new release of the pleasures of doing arithmetic by way of hand, but additionally exhibits the hot iteration what ``hands on'' quite means.


- John Stillwell, collage of San Francisco


The Topological Picturebook has taught a complete new release of mathematicians to attract, to determine, and to think.


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


The vintage reference for the way to give topological information visually, choked with impressive hand-drawn pictures of advanced surfaces.


- John Sullivan, Technische Universitat Berlin


A Topological Picturebook shall we 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 banquet for an individual concerned about mathematical images.  Francis offers beautiful examples to construct one's "visualization muscles".  while, he explains the underlying rules and layout innovations for readers to create their very own lucid drawings.


- George W. Hart, Stony Brook University


In this number of narrative gemstones and interesting hand-drawn photographs, George Francis demonstrates the chicken-and-egg dating, in arithmetic, of picture and textual content. because the publication used to be first released, the case for photos in arithmetic has been received, and now it's time to contemplate their which means. A Topological Picturebook is still indispensable.


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

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