Introducing Infinity : A Graphic Guide, Paperback Book

Introducing Infinity : A Graphic Guide Paperback

Illustrated by Oliver Pugh

Part of the Introducing... series

Description

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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Mathematical logic
  • ISBN: 9781848314061

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