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Taming the infinite : the story of mathematics, Ian Stewart

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Taming the infinite : the story of mathematics
Title
Taming the infinite
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the story of mathematics
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Ian Stewart
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eng
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Title
Taming the infinite
Creator
Summary
Explains the major developments in the history of mathematics--from tally marks to chaos theory--and how each has impacted society
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Genre
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10075314
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
510.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA21
LC item number
.S835 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the story of mathematics from the first numbers to chaos theory
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the story of mathematics from the first numbers to chaos theory
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Ian Stewart
Taming the infinite : the story of mathematics, Ian Stewart
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Taming the infinite : the story of mathematics, Ian Stewart
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Originally published: 2008
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 374-376) and index
Contents
Tokens, tallies, and tablets -- The logic of shape -- Notations and numbers -- Lure of the unknown -- Eternal triangles -- Curves and coordinates -- Patterns in numbers -- The system of the world -- Patterns in nature -- Impossible quantities -- Firm foundations -- Impossible triangles -- The rise of symmetry -- Algebra comes of age -- Rubber sheet geometry -- The fourth dimension -- The shape of logic -- How likely is that? -- Number crunching -- Chaos and complexity
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ocn339877409
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
384 p.
Isbn
9781847247681
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011294194
Other physical details
ill.

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