Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein David Mumford David Wright

Title: Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein

Author: David Mumford David Wright

ISBN: 9780521352536

Page: 160

Format: Hardcover

Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein David Mumford David Wright Indra s Pearls The Vision of Felix Klein Felix Klein a great geometer of the nineteenth century rediscovered an idea from Hindu mythology in mathematics the heaven of Indra in which the whole Universe was mirrored in each pearl in a net of

Felix Klein, a great geometer of the nineteenth century, rediscovered an idea from Hindu mythology in mathematics the heaven of Indra in which the whole Universe was mirrored in each pearl in a net of pearls Practically impossible to represent by hand, this idea barely existed outside the imagination, until the 1980s when the authors embarked on the first computer investFelix Klein, a great geometer of the nineteenth century, rediscovered an idea from Hindu mythology in mathematics the heaven of Indra in which the whole Universe was mirrored in each pearl in a net of pearls Practically impossible to represent by hand, this idea barely existed outside the imagination, until the 1980s when the authors embarked on the first computer investigation of Klein s vision In this extraordinary book they explore the path from some basic mathematical ideas to the simple algorithms that create delicate fractal filigrees, most appearing in print for the first time Step by step instructions for writing computer programs allow beginners to generate the images.

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This is a wonderful book, beautifully produced,illustrated and edited, and, considering its subject matter, requiring amazingly little in the way of previous mathematical knowledge It will be most enjoyed by readers prepared to undertake the projects that occur through out the book, which means that access to a computer, and some means of programming will be needed However, it is beautiful just to look at, and has many short standalone sections such as potted histories and biographies , which ma [...]

Clear explanation of Kleinian limit sets with tons of pretty pictures One reason this book is so popular is that it has examples of algorithms you can use to create pretty pictures yourself Wish math books had an algorithmic focus instead of a proof based focus.So really a great book, but a couple of nit pics 1 They spend a little too much time on the pseudo code One senses that the authors were comfortable with the math, but not so comfortable with the code I have the reverse affinities, so wo [...]

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David Mumford is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Brown University David B Mumford