Introducing Infinity

Introducing Infinity : A Graphic Guide

Infinity is a profoundly counter-intuitive and brain-twisting subject that has inspired some great thinkers - and provoked and shocked others.

The ancient Greeks were so horrified by the implications of an endless number that they drowned the man who gave away the secret. And a German mathematician was driven mad by the repercussions of his discovery of transfinite numbers.

Brian Clegg and Oliver Pugh's brilliant graphic tour of infinity features a cast of characters ranging from Archimedes and Pythagoras to al-Khwarizmi, Fibonacci, Galileo, Newton, Leibniz, Cantor, Venn, Goedel and Mandelbrot, and shows how infinity has challenged the finest minds of science and mathematics. Prepare to enter a world of paradox.

  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 118 x 168 x 13mm | 148g
  • Publication date: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • Publication City/Country: Duxford, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: New
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, black & white
  • ISBN10: 184831406X
  • ISBN13: 9781848314061
  • Bestsellers rank: 205,560

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