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Introducing Infinity : A Graphic Guide

Introducing Infinity : A Graphic Guide

Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
SKU: 9781848314061
R 180,00
R 153,00
Compact INTRODUCING guide to a boundlessly intriguing topic.
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, Goedel and Mandelbrot, and shows how infinity has challenged the finest minds of science and mathematics. Prepare to enter a world of paradox.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781848314061
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Contributor By (author) Brian Clegg, Illustrated by Oliver Pugh
Publication Date 2012-09-06
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 176
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 168 X 118 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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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, Goedel and Mandelbrot, and shows how infinity has challenged the finest minds of science and mathematics. Prepare to enter a world of paradox.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781848314061
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
Contributor By (author) Brian Clegg, Illustrated by Oliver Pugh
Publication Date 2012-09-06
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 176
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 168 X 118 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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