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Achilles in the quantum universe : the definitive history of infinity

Author: Richard Morris
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses how philosophers, logicians, mathematicians, and scientists throughout history have attempted to define infinity, and how each attempt has driven the advancement of physics and mathematics, including the development of relativity and quantum mechanics.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Morris
ISBN: 0805047794 9780805047790
OCLC Number: 35990288
Description: xii, 224 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Richard Morris.

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Discusses how philosophers, logicians, mathematicians, and scientists throughout history have attempted to define infinity, and how each attempt has driven the advancement of physics and mathematics, including the development of relativity and quantum mechanics.

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