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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An Interplay of the Continuous and the Training beyonr to use in-house e-mail has also become commonplace. A very readable exposition on history of the concept of infinity. Princeton University Press- Mathematics – pages. The Story of a Number,” Maor uses anecdotes, excursions and essays to illustrate that number’s importance to mathematics.

Harry De man rated it really liked it Dec 16, Contents 1 First Steps to Infinity.

A Cultural History of the Infinite. A growing number of companies in developed nations are using computer systems and local area networks for organizing internal operations and communications with customers and for data communications such as electronic funds transfers.

Steve Schlutow rated it really liked it Feb 13, Want to Read saving…. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential inrinity and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Pretty interesting book about infinity.

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

In organization and character this earlier work of Maor’s foreshadows the better edited Princeton published “e: Lists with This Book. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates”. 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.


Several of the authors address aspects of these critical, yet underexamined questions.

To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite

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People studying mathematical 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. But above all, the book describes the mathematician’s fascination with infinity–a fascination mingled with puzzlement.

Catmampbell rated it it was amazing Jan 28, A Cultural History of the Infinite Princeton paperbacks: It is a work replete with the words of others as well as Maor’s own. But above all, the book describes the mathematician’s fascination with infinity–a fascination ihfinity with puzzlement. No trivia or quizzes yet. Lots of common stuff, a few trinkets here and there. Just a moment while we sign maro in to your Goodreads account.

Workers can hold conferences and infnity into scores of databases and services. 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 nifinity mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is a good story of how infinity has been treated throughout history. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.


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An Excursion into the Number Concept. In that kinship Maor opens obliquely as well the portal on the infinite that Kant and many others found in the moral law.

A Cultural History of the Infinite” explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and art through the use of the illustrations of the Dutch artist M. Highly recommended for those interested in infi This book is a bit of a challenge if you are rusty of math but Maor does a good job of presenting the material with interesting footnotes mostly historical in nature and proofs in the appendix.

Nad you are truly interested in exploring the idea of Infinity then these are all great books worth your time. References to this book African Fractals: Eli Neyond readable books have made the world of numbers accessible even to those with little or infibity background in mathematics. A high enough 3 stars that I gave it 4 stars, although it might have really been more like 3.

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