Introducing Infinity

Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 06/09/2012
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Synopsis

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: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 9781848314061
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 125g
  • Dimensions: 166 x 120 x 13 mm

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