## Linfield Authors Book Gallery

#### Title

Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology

#### Files

#### Description

* Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology* is motivated by questions that have ignited the imagination of stargazers since antiquity. What is the shape of the universe? Does the universe have an edge? Is it infinitely big? Dr. Hitchman aims to clarify this fascinating area of mathematics and focuses on the mathematical tools used to investigate the shape of the universe. The text follows the Erlangen Program, which develops geometry in terms of a space and a group of transformations of that space. This approach to non-Euclidean geometry provides excellent material by which students can learn the more sophisticated modes of thinking necessary in upper-division mathematics courses.

#### ISBN

9780763754570

#### Publication Date

2009

#### Publisher

Jones and Bartlett Learning

#### City

Sudbury, Mass.

#### Subject Areas

Geometry; Cosmic magnetic fields; Topology

#### Series Information

Jones and Bartlett Publishers series in mathematics. Geometry

#### Recommended Citation

Hitchman, Michael P., "Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology" (2009). *Linfield Authors Book Gallery*. 13.

http://digitalcommons.linfield.edu/linfauth/13

## Comments

Description and cover image provided courtesy of Jones & Bartlett Learning.

An updated, interactive version of this textbook is available online - see the Links section below. Changes from the original are noted in the Preface.