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Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes – Daina Taimiņa

Thoughts: Weird book, though worthwhile. I now have a much better sense of how to define curvature, and of the quirks of surfaces with negative curvature.

(The notes below are not a summary of the book, but rather raw notes - whatever I thought, at the time, might be worth remembering.)

Taimiņa, Daina. 2009. Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes. A K Peters.


Chapter 1: What Is the Hyperbolic Plane? Can We Crochet It?

Chapter 2: What Can You Learn from Your Model?

Chapter 3: Four Strands in the History of Geometry

Chapter 4: Tidbits from the History of Crochet

Chapter 5: What is Non-Euclidean Geometry?

Chapter 6: How to Crochet a Pseudosphere and a Symmetric Hyperbolic Plane

Chapter 7: Metamorphoses of the Hyperbolic Plane

Chapter 8: Other Surfaces with Negative Curvature: Catenoid and Helicoid

Chapter 9: Who Is Interested in Hyperbolic Geometry Now and How Can It Be Used?

Posted: Jan 04, 2022. Last updated: Aug 31, 2023.