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

Auteur: Brian Clegg
Uitgever: London : Robinson, 2003.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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  Meer lezen...
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Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Brian Clegg
ISBN: 1841196509 9781841196503
OCLC-nummer: 52456407
Beschrijving: 255 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Verantwoordelijkheid: Brian Clegg.

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

Reviewer: Dr W. P. Palmer.

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