Universal Hyperbolic Geometry
Universal Hyperbolic Geometry (UNSW). This is a collection of video lectures on Universal Hyperbolic Geometry given by Professor N. J. Wildberger. This course explains a new, simpler and more elegant theory of non-Euclidean geometry; in particular hyperbolic geometry. It is a purely algebraic approach which avoids transcendental functions like log, sin, tanh etc, relying instead on high school algebra and quadratic equations. The theory is more general, extending beyond the null circle, and connects naturally to Einstein's special theory of relativity.
|Lecture 35 - Areas and Volumes for a Sphere|
The beautiful formulas for the surface area and volume of a sphere go back to Archimedes, who also discovered some other remarkable facts relating spheres to circumscribing cylinders. We describe these results. Then we introduce rational turn angles - a renormalization of the notion of angle so that perpendicular lines are represented not by 90 degrees, or by pi/2 radians, but rather by 1/4 turn.
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