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The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements (Hardback)
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The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 15/02/2013
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Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. And for over two thousand years, geometry has been equated with Euclid's Elements, arguably the most influential book in the history of mathematics In The King of Infinite Space, renowned mathematics writer David Berlinski provides a concise homage to this elusive mathematician and his staggering achievements. Berlinski shows that, for centuries, scientists and thinkers from Copernicus to Newton to Einstein have relied on Euclid's axiomatic system, a method of proof still taught in classrooms around the world. Euclid's use of elemental logic-and the mathematical statements he and others built from it-have dramatically expanded the frontiers of human knowledge. The King of Infinite Space presents a rich, accessible treatment of Euclid and his beautifully simple geometric system, which continues to shape the way we see the world.

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9780465014811
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 216 x 143 x 28 mm

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