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

Autor: Brian Clegg
Editora: London : Robinson, 2003.
Edição/Formato   Print book : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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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  Ler mais...
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Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Brian Clegg
ISBN: 1841196509 9781841196503
Número OCLC: 52456407
Descrição: 255 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsabilidade: Brian Clegg.

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Review of A brief history of infinity: the quest to think the unthinkable by Brian Clegg.

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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