November 1, 2017 — Over the period 1948–1952, Lyndon LaRouche made a series of discoveries in the field of economics. Key to his breakthrough was his developing a fuller understanding of Bernhard Riemann's 1854 Habilitation Dissertation, which re-defined the nature of geometry, physics, and the human mind. In this class, we take up Riemann’s profound work.
Using the material covered in this class, quiz two people, asking them to define the geometric ideas of “straight” and “flat.” Did you learn anything from the ensuing discussion?
Now it’s your turn: can you describe what makes a surface “flat” without referring it to other flat things?
Reading for next class: TBA