Crocheting Adventures With Hyperbolic Planes

Crocheting Adventures With Hyperbolic Planes

Book - 2009
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"This richly illustrated book discusses non-Euclidean geometry and the hyperbolic plane in an accessible way. The author provides instructions for how to crochet models of the hyperbolic plane, pseudosphere, and catenoid/helicoids. With this knowledge, the reader has a hands-on tool for learning the properties of the hyperbolic plane and negative curvature. The author also explores geometry and its historical connections with art, architecture, navigation, and motion, as well as the history of crochet, which provides a context for the significance of a physical model of a mathematical concept that has plagued mathematicians for centuries."--Publisher description.
Publisher: Wellesley, MA :, A.K. Peters,, [2009]
ISBN: 9781568814520
Characteristics: xi, 148 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm

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Nov 15, 2016

This is the most fun book! So inspiring to bring crochet to math class. Delves into both the theory of 3D geometry and its applications. Highly recommended.


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