Witherbee, Amy
January 2006
Nikolay Ivanovich Lobachevsky;2006, p1
Background information on Russian mathematician Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky. The author reviews Lobachevsky's innovation known as "imaginary" geometry. Imaginary geometry was a reworking of everything scholars had understood about geometry and everything the average person understood about space. Today, we recognize Lobachevsky as the founder of non-Euclidean geometry whose innovative thinking has touched every aspect of modern life. Information on Lobachevsky's birth, early life and education is reviewed.


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