reprint edition. 331 pages. 8.25x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Were it not for the calculus, mathematicians would have no way to describe the acceleration of a motorcycle or the effect of gravity on thrown balls and distant planets, or to prove that a man could cross a room and eventually touch the opposite wall. Just how calculus makes these things possible and in doing so finds a correspondence between real numbers and the real world is the subject of this dazzling book by a writer of extraordinary clarity and stylistic brio. Even as he initiates us into the mysteries of real numbers, functions, and limits, Berlinski explores the furthest implications of his subject, revealing how the calculus reconciles the precision of numbers with the fluidity of the changing universe.
"An odd and tantalizing book by a writer who takes immense pleasure in this great mathematical tool, and tries to create it in others."--New York Times Book Review
About the Author: David Berlinksi was born in New York City. He received a B.A. degree from Columbia College and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has taught mathematics and philosophy at universities in the United States and France.
Título: A Tour of the Calculus
Editorial: Paw Prints
Año de publicación: 2008
Encuadernación: Library Binding
Condición del libro: Brand New
Descripción Paw Prints, 2008. Library Binding. Estado de conservación: Brand New. reprint edition. 331 pages. 8.25x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk143950573X
Descripción Paw Prints 2008-06-26, 2008. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 143950573X-2-4
Descripción Paw Prints 2008-06-26, 2008. Library Binding. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 2822975782
Descripción Paw Prints 2008-06-26, 2008. Library Binding. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Reprint. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG143950573X
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. A Tour of the Calculus. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU0262001