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To Infinity and Beyond

A Cultural History of the Infinite

To Infinity and Beyond( )
Author: Maor, Eli
Foreword by: Maor, Eli
Series title:Princeton Science Library
ISBN:978-0-691-17811-0
Publication Date:Nov 2017
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.95
Book Description:

To Infinity and Beyond explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and art. Eli Maor examines the role of infinity, as well as its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind--from the "horror infiniti" of the Greeks to the works of M. C. 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...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Mathematics / Infinity
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.46 x 8.424 x 0.585 Inches
Book Weight:1.125 Pounds
Author Biography
Maor, Eli (Author)
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.

In "E: The Story of a Number," Maor uses anecdotes, excursions and essays to illustrate that number's importance to mathematics. "Trigonometric Delights" brings trigonometry to life by blending history, biography, scientific curiosities and mathematics to achieve the goal of showing how trigonometry has contributed to both science and social development. "To Infinity and Beyond: 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.C. Escher.

Eli Maor's readable books have made the world of numbers accessible even to those with little or no background in mathematics.

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