## 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 - 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

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User Review - GoodreadsThis 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 | |

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