What’s wrong with that map? Spherical Geometry | Science4All 9


After two episodes about flat surfaces, finally, Episode 9 introduces curved geometry. But we start easy, with the most familiar of all curved spaces: the sphere. Interestingly, the geometry of the sphere has played a crucial in the History of world conquest by European nations…

So, which is your favorite map? Are you deeply disturbed by the upside-down Mercator map? What about he butterfly-shaped map?