To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite (Princeton Paperbacks)

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"Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates." --Los Angeles Times


"Fascinating and enjoyable . . . [P]laces the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics." --Science

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In this title, Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and 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 Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician's fascination with infinity - a fascination mingled with puzzlement. "Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates". ("Los Angeles Times"). "[Eli Maor's] enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama". ("Choice"). "Fascinating and enjoyable...places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics". ("Science").

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Maor, Eli
Editorial: Princeton U.P., Princeton, NJ (1987)
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Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 236 x 163 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and 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 Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician s fascination with infinity--a fascination mingled with puzzlement. Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates. --Los Angeles Times [Eli Maor s] enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama. --Choice Fascinating and enjoyable.places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics. --Science. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780691025117

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Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 236 x 163 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and 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 Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician s fascination with infinity--a fascination mingled with puzzlement. Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates. --Los Angeles Times [Eli Maor s] enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama. --Choice Fascinating and enjoyable.places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics. --Science. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780691025117

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Descripción Princeton University Press, 1991. Estado de conservación: New. 1991. Paperback. Examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. This book 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. Num Pages: 296 pages, Ill. BIC Classification: PBCD; PDA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 239 x 166 x 18. Weight in Grams: 682. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780691025117

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Descripción Princeton University Press, 1991. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface vii Color Plates 143 Part I. Mathematical Infinity 1. First Steps to Infinity 2 Zero, One, Infinity 6 2. Towards Legitimation 10 Numbers Large and Small 14 3. Convergence and Limit 17 The Prime Numbers 21 4. The Fascination of Infinite Series 25 5. The Geometric Series 29 6. More about Infinite Series 34 7. Interlude: An Excursion into the Number Concept 40 8. The Discovery of Irrational Numbers 44 A Do-It-Yourself Method for Finding [Square Root of] 2 49 Three Celebrated Irrationals 50 9. Cantor's New Look at the Infinite 54 10. Beyond Infinity 61 Part II. Geometric Infinity 11. Some Functions and Their Graphs 68 Some Geometric Paradoxes Involving Infinity 83 12. Inversion in a Circle 88 13. Geographic Maps and Infinity 95 14. Tiling the Plane 102 15. A New Look at Geometry 108 16. The Vain Search for Absolute Truth 118 Part III. Aesthetic Infinity 17. Rejoice the Infinite! 136 18. The Mbius Strip 139 19. The Magic World of Mirrors 149 20. Horror Vacui, Amor Infiniti 155 21. Maurits C. Escher--Master of the Infinite 164 22. The Modern Kabbalists 179 Part IV. Cosmological Infinity 23. The Ancient World 184 24. The New Cosmology 190 25. The Horizons Are Receding 199 26. A Paradox and Its Aftermath 204 27. The Expanding Universe 212 28. The Modern Atomists 224 29. Which Way from Here? 227 Epilogue 232 Appendix 235 Bibliography 260 Index 269. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0691025118

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Descripción Princeton University Press. Estado de conservación: New. 1991. Paperback. Examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. This book 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. Num Pages: 296 pages, Ill. BIC Classification: PBCD; PDA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 239 x 166 x 18. Weight in Grams: 682. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780691025117

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Descripción Princeton University Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite, Eli Maor, Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and 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 Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician's fascination with infinity--a fascination mingled with puzzlement. "Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates."--Los Angeles Times "[Eli Maor's] enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama."--Choice "Fascinating and enjoyable.places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics."--Science. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780691025117

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Descripción Princeton University Press, 1992. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería BB-9780691025117

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Descripción Princeton University Press 1991-07-09, New Jersey, 1991. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780691025117

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