A Brief History of Infinity

    A Brief History of Infinity

    The Quest to Think the Unthinkable

    Brian Clegg

    Robinson 2003

    Paperback 265pp

    9781841196503   Product Code: 22412

    From Archimedes' efforts to calculate how many grains of sand would fill the universe to modern research into the behaviour of quantum particles and fractals, infinity fascinates and infuriates the human mind. Explaining the contributions of figures such as St Augustine, Isaac Newton, George Berkeley and Georg Cantor, Clegg traces the history of the concept and demonstrates the importance of the infinitely large and infinitely small in many areas of mathematics, philosophy and science.

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