The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands. To Infinity and Beyond. Eli Maor. To Infinity and Beyond A Cultural History of the Infinite. With Illustrations and 6 Color Plates. Birkhauser BostonĀ· BaselĀ·. To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite, Eli Maor. (reprint of Birkhauser edition) pp., illustrations, paper $ ISBN.

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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite by Eli Maor

To Infinity and Beyond: May 14, Laura Buckby rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: There were a few areas I pretty much just skimmed through. A very readable exposition on history of the concept infinoty infinity.

Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates”. His prime example is the thriving WELL system, which hosts a wide spectrum of beypnd topics. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite

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Jan 27, Dave Nichols rated it liked it Shelves: Pretty good for a rather boring subject. View freely available titles: To infinity and beyond: That said, this is a finely felt, thoughtfully designed, and beautiful work t In organization and character this earlier work of Maor’s foreshadows the better edited Princeton published “e: Jul 18, Chris Lawnsby rated it really liked it.

Be the first to ask a question about To Infinity and Beyond. 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.

Harry De man rated it really liked it Dec 16, Sep 22, Remo rated it really liked it Shelves: Escher mathematician mathematics mirrors Mobius strip motion natural numbers non-Euclidean geometry number line object original paradox parallel lines Parallel Postulate pattern physical plane point at infinity prime number projective geometry proof rational numbers real numbers reflection regarded regular polygons Reprinted result segment sequence set theory sides smaller space sphere square stars straight line subset surface symbol symmetry elements symmetry groups tessellations theorem tion triangle words York zero.


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Feb 16, Kate rated it really liked it. Prashant Parikh rated it really liked it Apr 21, 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.

Open Preview See a Problem? Esta obra nos cuenta las distintas visiones y tratos que ha tenido por nuestra parte el concepto del infinito a lo largo de la historia. Eli Maor’s readable books have made the world of numbers accessible even to those with little infihity no background in mathematics. Account Options Sign in.

But above all, the book describes the mathematician’s fascination with infinity–a fascination mingled with puzzlement. He addresses infinity in several categories: