**ERIC Number:**ED184848

**Record Type:**RIE

**Publication Date:**1974

**Pages:**81

**Abstractor:**N/A

**Reference Count:**0

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What Is Distance? Popular Lectures in Mathematics.

Shreider, Yu A.

Presented is an elaboration of a course given at Moscow University for pupils in ninth and tenth grades. The development through abstraction of the general definition of distance is discussed and a class of spaces in which the notion of distance is defined, the so-called metric spaces, is introduced. The general concept of distance is related to a large number of mathematical phenomena. (Author/MK)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Higher Education, Lecture Method, Mathematics, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics

The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL 60637 (Order No. 754987; $4.50).

**Publication Type:**Translations

**Education Level:**N/A

**Audience:**N/A

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

**Authoring Institution:**Chicago Univ., IL. Dept. of Mathematics.

**Identifiers:**Distance (Mathematics); Metric Spaces

**Note:**For related documents, see SE 030 460-464. Not available in hard copy due to copyright restrictions. Translated and adapted from the Russian edition.