Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein

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Felix Klein, one of the great nineteenth-century geometers, discovered in mathematics an idea prefigured in Buddhist mythology: the heaven of Indra contained a net of pearls, each of which was reflected in its neighbour, so that the whole Universe was mirrored in each pearl. Klein studied infinitely repeated reflections and was led to forms with multiple coexisting symmetries. For a century, these images barely existed outside the imagination of mathematicians. However, in the 1980s, the authors embarked on the first ...

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Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein
2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107564749

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Indra's Pearls: The Vision of Felix Klein
2002, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521352536

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