Detalle

Ampliar

Infinitesimal

Autor: Alexander, Amir

Editorial: Farrar Straus Giroux

Formato:Tapa Dura

Tipo Saldo

Precio de Lista:$27.00
Nuestro Precio:$4.79 (82% Descuento) USD
Stock:4

Resumen:

Infinitesimal :

On August 10, 1632, five leaders of the Society of Jesus convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment on a simple idea: that a continuous line is composed of distinct and limitlessly tiny parts. The doctrine would become the foundation of calculus, but on that fateful day the judges ruled that it was forbidden. With the stroke of a pen they set off a war for the soul of the modern world.

Amir Alexander's Infinitesimal is the story of the struggle that pitted Europe's entrenched powers against voices for tolerance and change. It takes us from the bloody religious strife of the sixteenth century to the battlefields of the English civil war and the fierce confrontations between leading thinkers like Galileo and Hobbes. We see how a small mathematical disagreement became a contest over the nature of the heavens and the earth: Was the world entirely known and ruled by a divinely sanctioned rationality and hierarchy? Or was it a vast and mysterious place, ripe for exploration? The legitimacy of popes and kings, as well as our modern beliefs in human liberty and progressive science, hung in the balance; the answer hinged on the infinitesimal.

NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Matemáticas   General
Matemáticas   History & Philosophy

ISBN 13:9780374176815
ISBN 10:0374176817
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:352
Tamaño:9.23" l x 6.31" w x 1.21" h
Edades:
Grado:

Los clientes que compraron el libro de arriba, también compraron estos libros