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The Resource Taming the infinite : the story of mathematics, Ian Stewart

Taming the infinite : the story of mathematics, Ian Stewart

Label
Taming the infinite : the story of mathematics
Title
Taming the infinite
Title remainder
the story of mathematics
Statement of responsibility
Ian Stewart
Title variation
Story of mathematics
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Beginning with the first Babylonian number symbols and concluding with Fermat's Last Theorem and chaos theory, Steward provides a history of mathematics and answers fundamental questions
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Ian
Dewey number
510.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA21
LC item number
.S835 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematicians
Target audience
adult
Label
Taming the infinite : the story of mathematics, Ian Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 374-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Tokens, tallies, and tablets -- Logic of shape -- Notations and numbers -- Lure of the unknown -- Eternal triangles -- Curves and coordinates -- Patterns in numbers -- System of the world -- Patterns in nature -- Impossible quantities -- Firm foundations -- Impossible triangles -- Rise of symmetry -- Algebra comes of age -- Rubber sheet geometry -- Fourth dimension -- Shape of logic -- How likely is that? -- Number crunching -- Chaos and complexity -- Further reading -- Index
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781847247681
Lccn
2011294194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn339877409
  • (OCoLC)339877409
Label
Taming the infinite : the story of mathematics, Ian Stewart
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 374-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Tokens, tallies, and tablets -- Logic of shape -- Notations and numbers -- Lure of the unknown -- Eternal triangles -- Curves and coordinates -- Patterns in numbers -- System of the world -- Patterns in nature -- Impossible quantities -- Firm foundations -- Impossible triangles -- Rise of symmetry -- Algebra comes of age -- Rubber sheet geometry -- Fourth dimension -- Shape of logic -- How likely is that? -- Number crunching -- Chaos and complexity -- Further reading -- Index
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781847247681
Lccn
2011294194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn339877409
  • (OCoLC)339877409

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