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The Art of the Infinite By Robert Kaplan

The Art of the Infinite

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This accessible work aims to inspire the general reader with the wonder and beauty of mathematics. The authors draw on science, literature, history, biography and philosophy, clarifying the knowledge that the patterns of mathematics are everywhere.

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The Art of the Infinite: Our Lost Language of Numbers by Robert Kaplan

This accessible work aims to inspire the general reader with the wonder and beauty of mathematics - our first native language. To savour mathematics is to feel the same exhilaration that great music inspires - the wonder that something invented by humans is also timeless. The text starts from the basics, moving systematically to the frontiers of the topic. The authors draw on science, literature, history, biography and philosophy, clarifying the knowledge that patterns of mathematics are everywhere.

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About Robert Kaplan


Co-authors Robert and Ellen Kaplan are husband and wife. Robert Kaplan has taught mathematics (most recently at Harvard Universtiy). He also taught Greek, German, Sanskrit and inspred guessing. In addition to teaching mathematics at Harvard University, Ellen Kaplan has taught history, Latin and biology. Together they have founded The Math Circle, a school for the enjoyment of pure mathematics

Table of Contents


An invitation; time and the mind; how do we hold these truths?; designs on a locked chest; the infinite and the indefinite; skipping stones; Euclid alone; longing and the infinite; the eagle of algebra; into the Highlands; the infinite and the unknown; back of beyond; the abyss.

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GOR001391066
The Art of the Infinite: Our Lost Language of Numbers by Robert Kaplan
Robert Kaplan
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-08-28
336
0713996293
9780713996296
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