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Henry Segermen, Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing

Friday, October 13, 4:15pm
Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College 
Wouldn't it be great to experience three-dimensional ideas in three dimensions? In this book--the first of its kind--mathematician and mathematical artist Henry Segerman takes readers on a fascinating tour of two-, three-, and four-dimensional mathematics, exploring Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, symmetry, knots, tilings, and soap films. Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing includes more than 100 color photographs of 3D printed models. Readers can take the book's insights to a new level by visiting its sister website,, which features virtual three-dimensional versions of the models for readers to explore. These models can also be ordered online or downloaded to print on a 3D printer.

Combining the strengths of book and website, this volume pulls higher geometry and topology out of the realm of the abstract and puts it into the hands of anyone fascinated by mathematical relationships of shape. With the book in one hand and a 3D printed model in the other, readers can find deeper meaning while holding a hyperbolic honeycomb, touching the twists of a torus knot, or caressing the curves of a Klein quartic.

Henry Segerman is one of the leading figures in the new world of math and 3D printing. He is an assistant professor of mathematics at Oklahoma State University.
Event date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:15pm
Event address: 
Gamble Auditorium
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA 01075
Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781421420356
Availability: Not in Stock
Published: Johns Hopkins University Press - October 4th, 2016