Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics

Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics

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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… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Modern Library (August 17, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 2.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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