Introducing Infinity

Introducing Infinity

A Graphic Guide

eBook - 2014
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Infinity is a profoundly counter-intuitive and brain-twisting subject that has inspired some great thinkers - and provoked and shocked others. The ancient Greeks were so horrified by the implications of an endless number that they drowned the man who gave away the secret. And a German mathematician was driven mad by the repercussions of his discovery of transfinite numbers. Brian Clegg and Oliver Pugh's brilliant graphic tour of infinity features a cast of characters ranging from Archimedes and Pythagoras to al-Khwarizmi, Fibonacci, Galileo, Newton, Leibniz, Cantor, Venn, Gödel and Mandelbrot, and shows how infinity has challenged the finest minds of science and mathematics. Prepare to enter a world of paradox.
Publisher: [United States] : Icon Books : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781848318830
1848318839
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Uniform Title: Infinity

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