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The Resource Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world, Amir Alexander

Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world, Amir Alexander

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Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world
Title
Infinitesimal
Title remainder
how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Amir Alexander
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Language
eng
Summary
Explores "the epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it. On August 10, 1632, five leaders of the Society of Jesus convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment on a simple idea: that a continuous line is composed of distinct and limitlessly tiny parts. The doctrine would become the foundation of calculus, but on that fateful day the judges ruled that it was forbidden. With the stroke of a pen they set off a war for the soul of the modern world"--
Summary
"The epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it"--
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10300892
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Alexander, Amir R
Dewey number
511
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA24
LC item number
.A544 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Calculus
  • Geometry, Infinitesimal
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Science, Renaissance
  • SCIENCE / History
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
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adult
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how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world
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Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world, Amir Alexander
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/815/9780374176815/image/lgcover.9780374176815.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013033923
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780374176815
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013033923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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illustrations
Label
Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world, Amir Alexander
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/815/9780374176815/image/lgcover.9780374176815.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013033923
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780374176815
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013033923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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