Imagining Numbers: (particularly the Square Root of Minus Fifteen)
Barry Mazur invites lovers of poetry to make a leap into mathematics. Through discussions of the role of the imagination and imagery in both poetry and mathematics, Mazur reviews the writings of the early mathematical explorers and reveals the early bafflement of these Renaissance thinkers faced with imaginary numbers. Then he shows us, step-by-step, how to begin imagining these strange mathematical objects ourselves.
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Review: Imagining NumbersUser Review - David Howell - Goodreads
Never finished reading it - nothing of interest for me Read full review
Review: Imagining NumbersUser Review - Ginnz - Goodreads
Ok so the book was billed as an explanation of imagery numbers, which it was. A brief history of imaginary numbers from then they were first encountered through to the nineteenth century. The issue I ... Read full review