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Entry: Mathematics
Focus: Ideas of Space

The parallel postulate of Euclidean geometry occupies a unique position in the history of mathematics. This book reviews the failure of classical attempts to prove the postulate and then proceeds to show how the work of Gauss, Lobachevskii, and Bolyai, laid the foundations of modern differential geometry, by constructing geometries in which the parallel postulate fails.
Ideas of Space; Euclidean, Non-Euclidean, and Relativistic; Jeremy Gray; Oxford University Press; 1989

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http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-853935-5

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