Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics (BOK)

John Stillwell

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This book explores the history of mathematics from the perspective of the creative tension between common sense and the "impossible" as the author follows the discovery or invention of new concepts that have marked mathematical progress: - Irrational and Imaginary Numbers - The Fourth Dimension - Curved Space - Infinity and others The author puts these creations into a broader context involving related "impossibilities" from art, literature, philosophy, and physics. By imbedding mathematics into a broader cultural context and through his clever and enthusiastic explication of mathematical ideas the author broadens the horizon of students beyond the narrow confines of rote memorization and engages those who are curious about the place of mathematics in our intellectual landscape.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter John Stillwell
Forlag
BERTRAMS
ISBN 9781568812540
Antall sider 244 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2cm
Vekt 498 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Philosophy of mathematics