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  • SubGenre:Geometry / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Four Volumes
  • Series Number:0
  • Pages:400
  • eBook ISBN:9781609840501

Back to the Metriscape

Geometry, Math And Space For Observers, Teachers And Mathematicians

by Reid Barnes

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Back to the Metriscape carries dramatic implications about the way math has been taught. It adds something that brings new meaning and understanding, so much so that new things in the book can be seen as an indispensable part that has been missing.
Isaac Newton wrote that “it is the glory of geometry that from those few principles … it is able to produce so many things.” (Principia p. 3.) This laid the groundwork for Newton’s Principia, “an explication of the System of the World” and the sun and planets, including the invention of calculus. But Newton’s system represents an approach far different from the tendency later— a tendency which has become more and more pronounced to this day— to exclude ordinary spacial considerations, intellections of the space around you, from the foundations of our mathematics. There is a pair of proverbs that pertains here that qualifies to be an important part of the life goals of anyone reading this book, “Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge” (Pr. 23:12 NIV), “[G]et wisdom and in all thy getting get understanding” (Pr. 4:12 KJV), because excluded spacial concepts and the words that convey them became missing pieces of knowledge, and the missing pieces became miss
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