Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide (BOK)

Brian Clegg

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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, Godel and Mandelbrot, and shows how infinity has challenged the finest minds of science and mathematics. Prepare to enter a world of paradox.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Brian Clegg
Forlag
ICON BOOKS
ISBN 9781848314061
Antall sider 176 Dimensjoner 11,8cm x 16,8cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 136 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Illustratør Oliver Pugh Emner og form Popular mathematics, Mathematical logic