## Achilles in the Quantum Universe: The Definitive History of InfinityIn this guided tour down the centuries, Rich ard Morris shows how each new encounter with infinity has fu rthered the advancement of physics and mathematics. This is a mathematical detective story which is informative and educ ational. ' |

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#### ACHILLES IN THE QUANTUM UNIVERSE: The Definitive History of Infinity

User Review - Jane Doe - KirkusThe idea of the infinite has baffled thinkers since ancient times; now a top science writer tries to shed light on the concept. Morris (Cosmic Questions, 1993, etc.) begins by noting the paradoxes ... Read full review

#### Achilles in the quantum universe: the definitive history of infinity

User Review - Not Available - Book VerdictThe subtitle of this work claims just a bit more than is delivered. After a brief consideration of the ancient Greeks' and modern mathematicians' view of infinity (and infinitesimals) in theoretical ... Read full review

### Contents

The Paradoxical Nature of Infinity | 1 |

Infinite Time | 17 |

Infinite Worlds | 32 |

Copyright | |

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Achilles in the Quantum Universe: The Definitive History of Infinity Richard Morris Limited preview - 1997 |

Achilles In the Quantum Universe: The Definitive History Of Infinity Richard Morris Limited preview - 2015 |

Achilles in the Quantum Universe: The Definitive History of Infinity Richard Morris No preview available - 1998 |

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