Achilles in the Quantum Universe: The Definitive History of Infinity

Front Cover
Souvenir, 1998 - Astronomy - 224 pages
2 Reviews
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. '

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Achilles in the quantum universe: the definitive history of infinity

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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

Review: Achilles In The Quantum Universe

User Review  - Goodreads

This book was published in 1997 and since then I have read loads of material in the quantum field. Not that I would say I understand it but this was basically a reread with some interesting historical footnotes. Read full review

Contents

The Paradoxical Nature of Infinity
1
Infinite Time
17
Infinite Worlds
32
Copyright

8 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1998)

Richard Morris lives in San Francisco, California.

Bibliographic information