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ERIC Number: ED184848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 81
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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)
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.