Achilles in the Quantum Universe: The Definitive History of Infinity

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Souvenir, 1998 - Astronomy - 224 pages
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In 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

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The 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

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The 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


The Paradoxical Nature of Infinity
Infinite Time
Infinite Worlds

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Richard Morris lives in San Francisco, California.

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