Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics (Hardback)
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Taming the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics (Hardback)

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From ancient Babylon to the last great unsolved problems, Ian Stewart brings us his definitive history of mathematics. In his famous straightforward style, Professor Stewart explains each major development - from the first number systems to chaos theory - and considers how each affected society and changed everyday life forever. Maintaining a personal touch, he introduces all of the outstanding mathematicians of history, from the key Babylonians, Greeks and Egyptians, via Newton and Descartes, to Fermat, Babbage and Godel, and demystifies maths' key concepts without recourse to complicated formulae. Written to provide a captivating historic narrative for the non-mathematician, A Babylonian Made My Blackberry is packed with fascinating nuggets and quirky asides, and contains 100 illustrations and diagrams to illuminate and aid understanding of a subject many dread, but which has made our world what it is today.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781847241818
Dimensions: 265 x 185 x 5 mm

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“Taming the Infinite”

Review of 'Taming The Infinite' by Ian StewartThis is a fantastic book on the history and applications of mathematics. It starts with Hindu Arabic numerals and ends with Chaos Theory. Of course every major... More

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