Lewis Carroll in Numberland: His Fantastical Mathematical Logical Life (BOK)

Robin Wilson

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Lewis Carroll's books have delighted children and adults for generations, but behind their exuberant fantasy and delightful nonsense was the mind of a brilliant mathematician. Now his forgotten achievements in the world of numbers are brought to light by acclaimed author and mathematician Robin Wilson. Here he explores the curious imagination of a man whose pioneering work at Oxford University included investigations into voting patterns and tennis seeding, who dreamt up numerical conundrums in bed at night and who filled his writings with problems, paradoxes, puzzles and teasing games of logic. Taking us into a world of mock turtles and maps, gryphons and gravity, "Lewis Carroll in Numberland" reveals the singular mind of a genius.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Robin Wilson
Forlag
PENGUIN GROUP
ISBN 9780141016108
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 193 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Popular mathematics, History of mathematics