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Strogatz Steven

Infinite Powers

9781786492951

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $29.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781786492951
Published: April 2019

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This is the captivating story of mathematics' greatest ever idea: calculus. Without it, there would be no computers, no microwave ovens, no GPS, and no space travel. But before it gave modern man almost infinite powers, calculus was behind centuries of controversy, competition, and even death.

Taking us on a thrilling journey through three millennia, professor Steven Strogatz charts the development of this seminal achievement from the days of Aristotle to today's million-dollar reward that awaits whoever cracks Reimann's hypothesis. Filled with idiosyncratic characters from Pythagoras to Euler, Infinite Powers is a compelling human drama that reveals the legacy of calculus on nearly every aspect of modern civilisation, including science, politics, ethics, philosophy, and much besides.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781786492951
Published: April 2019

Number of pages: 384
Width: 156 mm
Height: 233 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Atlantic Books

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