November 27th, 2010

Mr. Twister


Леонард Млодинов, среди прочего - соавтор Большого Дизайна Хокинга. Купил Euclids' Window. The story of geometry from parallel lines to hyperspace, читаю:
If you don't recall Euclidean Geometry, it is probably because you slept through it. To gaze upon geometry the way it is usually presented is a good way to turn a young mind to stone. But Euclidean geomertry is actually an exciting subject, and Euclid's work a work of beauty whose impact rivaled that of the Bible, whose ideas were as radical as those of Marx and Engels.