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The Resource Infinite ascent : a short history of mathematics, David Berlinski

Infinite ascent : a short history of mathematics, David Berlinski

Label
Infinite ascent : a short history of mathematics
Title
Infinite ascent
Title remainder
a short history of mathematics
Statement of responsibility
David Berlinski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Infinite Ascent, David Berlinski, the acclaimed author of The Advent of the Algorithm, A Tour of the Calculus, and Newton's Gift, tells the story of mathematics, bringing to life with wit, elegance, and deep insight a 2,500-year-long intellectual adventure. Berlinski focuses on the ten most important breakthroughs in mathematical history-and the men behind them. Here are Pythagoras, intoxicated by the mystical significance of numbers; Euclid, who gave the world the very idea of a proof; Leibniz and Newton, co-discoverers of the calculus; Cantor, master of the infinite; and Gödel, who in one magnificent proof placed everything in doubt. The elaboration of mathematical knowledge has meant nothing less than the unfolding of human consciousness itself. With his unmatched ability to make abstract ideas concrete and approachable, Berlinski both tells an engrossing tale and introduces us to the full power of what surely ranks as one of the greatest of all human endeavors
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berlinski, David
Dewey number
510/.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA21
LC item number
.B54 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Modern Library chronicles
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematicians
  • Mátematicas
  • Mátematicas
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematik
Label
Infinite ascent : a short history of mathematics, David Berlinski
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Number -- Proof -- Analytic geometry -- The calculus -- Complex numbers -- Groups -- Non-Euclidean geometry -- Sets -- Incompleteness -- The present
Control code
ocm57573840
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780679642343
Lccn
2005041519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57573840
  • (OCoLC)57573840
Label
Infinite ascent : a short history of mathematics, David Berlinski
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Number -- Proof -- Analytic geometry -- The calculus -- Complex numbers -- Groups -- Non-Euclidean geometry -- Sets -- Incompleteness -- The present
Control code
ocm57573840
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9780679642343
Lccn
2005041519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o57573840
  • (OCoLC)57573840

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