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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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To Infinity and Beyond: This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Pretty interesting book about infinity. The Story of a Number,” Maor uses anecdotes, excursions and essays to illustrate that number’s importance to mathematics. Young Limited preview – 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.

To Infinity and Beyond: Robert Martin rated it liked it Mar 18, May 05, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 30, Steve rated it it was amazing. Prashant Parikh rated it really liked it Apr 21, Studentsresearchers and scholars are among the groups who stand to benefit most from online access to various forms of information such as libraries, databases and bulletin board services.

Be the first to ask a question about To Infinity and Beyond. Contents 1 First Steps to Infinity. Escher mathematician mathematics mirrors Mobius strip motion natural numbers non-Euclidean geometry number line object original paradox parallel lines Parallel Postulate pattern physical plane point at infinity prime number projective geometry proof rational numbers real numbers reflection regarded regular polygons Reprinted result segment sequence set theory sides smaller space sphere square stars straight line subset surface symbol symmetry elements symmetry groups tessellations theorem tion triangle words York zero.


His prime example is the thriving WELL system, which hosts a wide spectrum of discussion topics. But above all, the book describes the mathematician’s fascination with infinity–a fascination mingled with puzzlement. It is a good story of how infinity has been treated throughout history. Although never replacing face-to-face interactions, networks hold great potential for improving performance in areas such as customer service, product design or production. Two popular types of commercial online services are bulletin board and conferencing systems, or “virtual communities ,” as author and editor Howard Rheingold describes them.

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.

That said, this is elk finely felt, thoughtfully designed, and beautiful work t In organization and character this earlier work of Maor’s foreshadows the better edited Princeton published “e: If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

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To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite

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Joseph rated it really liked it Apr 19, Feb 16, Kate rated it really liked it. A top-notch editor clarifies an author’s voice the way heat clarifies butter leaving no thermal trace in the final product. In that kinship Maor opens obliquely as well the portal on the infinite that Kant and many others found in the moral law. Several of the authors address aspects of these critical, yet underexamined questions.

To ask other readers questions about To Infinity and Beyondplease sign up. It is a work replete with the words of others as well as Maor’s own. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates. An Interplay of the Continuous and the Will they, as Howard Frederick predicts, continue the current trend towards “monopolization of global information and communication?


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

Jun 12, Beyon rated it it was amazing. 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. Eli Maor’s readable books have made the wnd of numbers accessible even to those with little or no background in mathematics. Other editions – View all To Infinity and Beyond: A growing number of infiniyt 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.

Now for everyone who doesn’t like mathematic probably most of you i dont want to bore you with a review; so have this as a little thanks for putting up with me. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Eli Maor is a teacher of the history of mathematics who has successfully popularized his subject with the general public through a series of informative and entertaining books.

Leah rated it really liked it Oct 11, Being me, I especially found the math and art imfinity interesting, especially because there are a whole lot of references and even a chapter to M.

Princeton University Press Amazon. A Cultural Inrinity of the Infinite. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences.