A Topological Picturebook by George K. Francis

By George K. Francis

Praise for George Francis's A Topological Picturebook:

Bravo to Springer for reissuing this precise and gorgeous booklet! It not just reminds the older iteration of the pleasures of doing arithmetic through hand, but in addition indicates the recent new release what ``hands on'' quite means.

- John Stillwell, collage of San Francisco

The Topological Picturebook has taught an entire new release of mathematicians to attract, to work out, and to think.

- Tony Robbin, artist and writer of Shadows of fact: The Fourth size in Relativity, Cubism, and smooth Thought

The vintage reference for a way to provide topological information visually, jam-packed with remarkable hand-drawn pictures of complex surfaces.

- John Sullivan, Technische Universitat Berlin

A Topological Picturebook shall we scholars see topology because the unique discoverers conceived it: concrete and visible, freed from the formalism that burdens traditional textbooks.

- Jeffrey Weeks, writer of The form of Space

A Topological Picturebook is a visible dinner party for an individual serious about mathematical images.  Francis presents beautiful examples to construct one's "visualization muscles".  whilst, he explains the underlying rules and layout strategies for readers to create their very own lucid drawings.

- George W. Hart, Stony Brook University

In this number of narrative gem stones and interesting hand-drawn photos, George Francis demonstrates the chicken-and-egg dating, in arithmetic, of photo and textual content. because the e-book used to be first released, the case for photographs in arithmetic has been gained, and now it's time to give some thought to their which means. A Topological Picturebook is still indispensable.

- Marjorie Senechal, Smith university and co-editor of the Mathematical Intelligencer

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