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A brief history of infinity : the quest to think the unthinkable

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: London : Robinson, 2003.
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Infinity is a concept that fascinates everyone from a seven-year-old child to a maths professor. So remarkable and strange is it that contemplating it has driven at least two great mathematicians over the edge into insanity. Where did the concept of infinity come from? Who were the people who originally defined and later refined this paradoxical quantity? Why is infinity, a concept we can never experience or truly  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Clegg
ISBN: 1841196509 9781841196503
OCLC Number: 52456407
Description: 255 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Brian Clegg.

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CITATION: Clegg, Brian (2002). A brief history of infinity: the quest to think the unthinkable. London: Robinson.

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