Introducing Infinity: A Graphic GuidePublication details: United Kingdom; Icon Books Ltd; 06 Sep 2012Description: 176 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
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|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi Science||511.3 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC006672|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Science||511.3 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLC001321|
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, Godel and Mandelbrot, and shows how infinity has challenged the finest minds of science and mathematics. Prepare to enter a world of paradox.
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