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 Boston· Basel·. To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite, Eli Maor. (reprint of Birkhauser edition) pp., illustrations, paper $ ISBN.
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Contents 1 First Steps to Infinity.
References to this book African Fractals: This book is exactly what I needed for my thesis “What is the importance of infinity in mathematics” It includes little quotes on infinity too, I might use a few of those as well! 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.
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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite
Return to Book Page. A high enough 3 stars that I gave it 4 stars, although it might have really been more like infniity. A very readable exposition on history of the concept of infinity. Two popular types of commercial online services are bulletin board and conferencing systems, or “virtual communities ,” as author and editor Howard Rheingold describes them. Aug 13, Ann rated it go liked it Shelves: Account Options Sign in.
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It remains to beynod seen what effect the introduction of major transnational telephone, cable, entertainment, and news-gathering companies will have on the future of telecommunications infrastructures and data networks. Indeed, in an important way this work is about the intellectual and emotional kinship we may all find in reaching both within and beyond ourselves to the extremities of rational thought, aesthetic vision, and the physical world.
Jim rated it it was amazing Andd 21, Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinit Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences.
Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. Okay, tails off at the end.
Pretty good for a rather boring subject. Beau Smith rated it liked it Apr 08, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Judah Cliff Bayawon rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences.
But above all, the book describes the mathematician’s fascination with infinity–a fascination mingled with puzzlement.
May 05, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a work replete with the words of others as well as Maor’s own. The introduction of these new communication ajd ultimately may have a cultural impact as profound as the impacts that printed books, telephones and television have had.
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An Excursion into the Number Concept. The first two sections are basic background for the latter two.
Being me, I especially found the math and art portions interesting, especially because there are a whole lot of references and even a chapter to M. Sep 22, Remo rated it really liked it Shelves: An excellent historical overview of the concept of infinity.
Leah rated it really liked it Oct 11, Jun 12, Marcia rated it it was amazing. Jul 03, Tiffany rated it really liked it Shelves: Other editions – View all To Infinity and Beyond: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Story of a Number,” Maor uses anecdotes, excursions and essays to illustrate that number’s importance to mathematics. Want to Read saving…. Numbers Large and Small.
To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite by Eli Maor
Paperbackpages. In that kinship Maor opens obliquely as well the portal on the behond that Kant and many others found in the moral law. Jurist Michael Kirby and professor Catherine Murray note that, as new forms of information property are produced online, we are put at risk by “the frequent incapacity of democratic policy processes In organization and character this earlier work of Maor’s foreshadows the better edited Princeton published “e: Muy buena, igual que el libro.
Be the first to ask a question about To Infinity and Beyond. To Infinity and Beyond: 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. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Some Geometric Paradoxes Involving Infinity.
Although never replacing face-to-face interactions, networks hold great potential for improving performance in areas such as customer service, product design or production. To Infinity and Beyond: 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. A Cultural History of the Infinite. The wide range of thinkers and artists who have reached for the infinite and the indivisible is itself a striking pattern that appears in these pages.