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Infinite powers, how calculus reveals the secrets of the universe, Steven Strogatz

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Infinite powers, how calculus reveals the secrets of the universe, Steven Strogatz
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-343) and index
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Infinite powers
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1045469644
Responsibility statement
Steven Strogatz
Sub title
how calculus reveals the secrets of the universe
Summary
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 Aristotle to today's million-dollar reward that awaits whoever cracks Reimann's hypothesis. Filled with idiosyncratic characters from Pythagoras to Euler, Infinite Powers is a compelling human drama that reveals the legacy of calculus on nearly every aspect of modern civilization, including science, politics, ethics, philosophy, and much besides
Target audience
specialized
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