Infinite Ascent

Infinite Ascent

A Short History of Mathematics

Book - 2005
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In Infinite Ascent, David Berlinski, the acclaimed author of The Advent of the Algorithm, A Tour of the Calculus, and Newton's Gift, tells the story of mathematics, bringing to life with wit, elegance, and deep insight a 2,500-year-long intellectual adventure. Berlinski focuses on the ten most important breakthroughs in mathematical historyand the men behind them. Here are Pythagoras, intoxicated by the mystical significance of numbers; Euclid, who gave the world the very idea of a proof; Leibniz and Newton, co-discoverers of the calculus; Cantor, master of the infinite; and Godel, who in one magnificent proof placed everything in doubt. The elaboration of mathematical knowledge has meant nothing less than the unfolding of human consciousness itself. With his unmatched ability to make abstract ideas concrete and approachable, Berlinski both tells an engrossing tale and introduces us to the full power of what surely ranks as one of the greatest of all human endeavors.
Publisher: New York, NY : Modern Library, 2005.
ISBN: 9780679642343
067964234X
Branch Call Number: 510.9 BER
Characteristics: 197 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Short history of mathematics

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Mar 22, 2013

the book is all about the history of mathematics but it doesn't went by year, its more like by group or like one topic with different opinions of different people. Like one opinion being upgraded into a new and better opinion

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