9781786492975-1786492970-Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe

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

ISBN-13: 9781786492975
ISBN-10: 1786492970
Edition: Main
Author: Strogatz, Steven
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781786492975
ISBN-10: 1786492970
Edition: Main
Author: Strogatz, Steven
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Strogatz, Steven wrote Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe comprising 384 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1786492970 and 9781786492975. Since then Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus - The Language of the Universe textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.50 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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