The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands. To Infinity and Beyond. Eli Maor. To Infinity and Beyond A Cultural History of the Infinite. With Illustrations and 6 Color Plates. Birkhauser BostonĀ· BaselĀ·. To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite, Eli Maor. (reprint of Birkhauser edition) pp., illustrations, paper $ ISBN.

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Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates.

To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite

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Highly recommended for those interested in infinity and the historical, wli, and cultural connections. This book is exactly what I needed for my thesis “What is the importance of infinity in mathematics” It includes little quotes on infinity too, I might use a few of those as well!

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Yossi rated it liked it Jan 31, Book titles OR Journal titles. Meenakshi S rated it liked it Mar 23, Highly recommended for those interested in infi This book is a bit of maoe challenge if you are rusty of math but Maor does a good job of presenting the material with interesting footnotes mostly historical in nature and proofs in the appendix.

A Cultural History of the Infinite Princeton paperbacks: This is one of the best math books I ahve ever read. Sep 22, Richard rated it liked it. Rheingold emphasizes the responsibility of individuals for their community input and the necessity of ensuring freedom of expression in “cyberspace.


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An Excursion into the Number Concept. Apr 19, Tim rated it really liked it. The Internet, which is actually a vast network containing some 38, smaller networks in countries, is currently the world’s most extensive online system, supporting e-mail, information databases, and various other subscription and free services for close to 20 million regular users.

Being me, I especially found the math and art portions interesting, especially because there are a whole lot of references and even a chapter to M. Robert Martin rated it liked it Mar 18, An excellent historical overview of the concept of infinity.

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Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinite universe led to his death at the hands of the Inquisition.

To Infinity and Beyond: The Story of a Number,” Maor uses anecdotes, excursions and essays to illustrate that number’s importance to mathematics. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Pretty good for a rather boring subject. Eli Maor is a teacher of the history of mathematics who has successfully popularized his subject with the general public through a series of informative and entertaining books.

Lotus Development Corporation founder and software designer Mitchell Kapor and attorney Daniel Weitzner maintain that to ensure that global networks achieve their potential”standards must be developed that enable these diverse nets to interconnect and interoperate seamlessly from the users ‘ perspective. Jurist Michael Kirby and professor Catherine Murray note that, as new forms of information property are produced online, we are put at risk by “the frequent incapacity of democratic policy processes A Cultural History of the Infinite” explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and art through the use of the illustrations of the Dutch artist M.


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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite by Eli Maor

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Muy buena, igual que el libro. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To Infinity and Beyond: It remains to be seen what effect the introduction of major transnational telephone, cable, entertainment, and news-gathering companies will have on the future of telecommunications infrastructures and data networks. Jude rated it liked beyomd May 21, In organization and character this earlier work of Maor’s foreshadows the better edited Princeton published “e: A high enough 3 stars that I gave it 4 stars, although it might have really been more like 3.

References to this book African Fractals: Princeton University Press Amazon.