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Bridges to infinity : the human side of mathematics

Author: Michael Guillen
Publisher: Los Angeles : J.P. Tarcher ; Boston : Distributed by Houghton Mifflin, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book is an endlessly fascinating journey through a mathematician's looking glass.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Guillen
ISBN: 0874772338 9780874772333 0874773458 9780874773453
OCLC Number: 9894162
Description: 204 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Fantasizing --
Certain treasure --
Logic and proof --
Locating the vanishing point --
Limit and calculus --
Irrational thinking --
Continuity and numbers --
Beyond infinity --
Cantorian set theory and transfinite numbers --
Singular ideas --
Natural infinities --
Inventing reality --
Applying abstract mathematics --
Abstract symmetry --
Group theory --
Realm of manifold possibilities --
Dimension --
Zero and the null set --
Compromising --
Non-Euclidean geometries --
Article of faith --
Godel's theorem --
Optimizing --
Cloudy crystal ball --
Probablity theory and statistics --
Between checkers and chess --
Two-person game theory --
Three-person game theory --
Topology --
Familiar faces of change --
Catastrophe theory --
Combinatorics
Responsibility: Michael Guillen.

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This book is an endlessly fascinating journey through a mathematician's looking glass.

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