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Someone help me remember this book

  1. Oct 5, 2004 #1
    Brian Greene mentions it it in The Elegant Universe. It's a book about a society that lives in a 2-d world or something. It sounded interesting and I wanted to look it up.. any ideas?
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2004 #2

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    Flatland

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  4. Oct 5, 2004 #3
    Ah! Thanks. Now that being said, has anyone read it? Any good?
     
  5. Oct 5, 2004 #4

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    It's a bumpy ride, from what I've heard..
     
  6. Oct 5, 2004 #5

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    It's a classic, and cheap. Get it and read it!
     
  7. Oct 6, 2004 #6
    I happened to read it recently and in my opinion the books like Hyperspace by Kaku etc give a good idea of necessary math about that.But if you want to read a novel.Go ahead.
    P.S:I think copyrights have expired and its available for free as an ebook.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2004 #7
    It was a very easy read for me. If you've read The Elegant Universe, you wouldn't really learn anything new from Flatland. Much of the geometry described is common sense nowadays. Nonetheless, Flatland still remains as a very entertaining novel.
     
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    Ok, then, yet another failed joke from my part.:cry:
     
  10. Oct 7, 2004 #9
    LOL, aww poor arildno. I thought it was quite clever.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2004 #10

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    thx a lot, check! I put a lot of work into it..
     
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  12. Oct 9, 2004 #11
    My mother dropped me on my head when I was young.

    Since then, I've had to work hard to memorise jokes to be able to identify a joke when someone makes one so that I can laugh a big fake laugh. Thanks for the new joke, arildno. I'm sure it will come in handy. :smile: :redface:
     
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