Flatland: A Great Introduction to Dimensional Thinking

I just want to call attention to an often overlooked little 1884 novel called Flatland, which describes a society of two dimensional figures, with the angular and linear characteristics of each serving to relegate him or her to a particular social class. There’s much more that happens in this book and it’s an interesting read, both as an introduction to thinking of objects as having properties according to their dimensionality and for the insight it gives into the rigid class structure of the Victorian society the author lived in and describes in the book.

 

Links:

Recent Article on Flatland – http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/a-forgivably-flat-classic

Flatland at Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Flatland-Romance-Dimensions-Thrift-Editions/dp/048627263X

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