Indra's pearls : the vision of Felix Klein /

"Felix Klein, one of the great nineteenth-century geometers, discovered in mathematics an idea prefigured in Buddhist mythology: the heaven of Indra contained a net of pearls, each of which was reflected in its neighbour, so that the whole Universe was mirrored in each pearl. Klein studied infi...

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Main Author: Mumford, David, 1937-
Other Authors: Series, Caroline., Wright, David James., Gonick, Larry.
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • The language of symmetry
  • A delightful fiction
  • Double spirals and Möbius maps
  • The Schottky dance
  • Fractal dust and infinite words
  • Indra's necklace
  • The glowing gasket
  • Playing with parameters
  • Accidents will happen
  • Between the cracks
  • Crossing boundaries
  • Epilogue
  • Index
  • Road map.