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Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe
 

Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe (EPUB ebook – Main)

By Strogatz, Steven

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019 A magisterial history of calculus (and the people behind it) from one of the world's foremost mathematicians.This is the captivating story of mathematics' greatest ever idea: calculus. Without it, there would be no compute... read full description below.

ISBN 9781786492968
Published 6 June 2019 by Atlantic Books
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ISBN-13 9781786492968
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Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Atlantic Books
Publication Date 6 June 2019
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Edition Main
Author(s) By Strogatz, Steven
Category Mathematics
Calculus & Mathematical Analysis
History of Mathematics
Science: General Issues
Popular Science
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Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019 A magisterial history of calculus (and the people behind it) from one of the world's foremost mathematicians.This is the captivating story of mathematics' greatest ever idea: calculus. Without it, there would be no computers, no microwave ovens, no GPS, and no space travel. But before it gave modern man almost infinite powers, calculus was behind centuries of controversy, competition, and even death. Taking us on a thrilling journey through three millennia, professor Steven Strogatz charts the development of this seminal achievement from the days of Archimedes to today's breakthroughs in chaos theory and artificial intelligence. Filled with idiosyncratic characters from Pythagoras to Fourier, Infinite Powers is a compelling human drama that reveals the legacy of calculus on nearly every aspect of modern civilisation, including science, politics, medicine, philosophy, and much besides.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Strogatz exhibits a journalistic eye for startling facts and memorable illustrations... the perfect maths lesson: lucid, illuminating and short.'

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Author's Bio

Steven Strogatz is the professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University. A renowned teacher and one of the world's most highly cited mathematicians, he is the author of the bestselling The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics, from One to Infinity.

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