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The Resource Infinite powers : how calculus reveals the secrets of the universe, Steven Strogatz

Infinite powers : how calculus reveals the secrets of the universe, Steven Strogatz

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Infinite powers : how calculus reveals the secrets of the universe
Title
Infinite powers
Title remainder
how calculus reveals the secrets of the universe
Statement of responsibility
Steven Strogatz
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the captivating story of mathematics' greatest ever idea: calculus. Without it, there would be no computers, no microwave ovens, no GPS, and no space travel. But before it gave modern man almost infinite powers, calculus was behind centuries of controversy, competition, and even death. Taking us on a thrilling journey through three millennia, professor Steven Strogatz charts the development of this seminal achievement from the days of Aristotle to today's million-dollar reward that awaits whoever cracks Reimann's hypothesis. Filled with idiosyncratic characters from Pythagoras to Euler, Infinite Powers is a compelling human drama that reveals the legacy of calculus on nearly every aspect of modern civilization, including science, politics, ethics, philosophy, and much besides
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strogatz, Steven H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archimedes
  • Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Differential calculus
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Infinite powers : how calculus reveals the secrets of the universe, Steven Strogatz
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Publication
Copyright
Note
An Eamon Dolan book--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Infinity -- The man who harnessed infinity -- Discovering the laws of motion -- The dawn of differential calculus -- The crossroads -- The vocabulary of change -- The secret fountain -- Fictions of the mind -- The logical universe -- Making waves -- The future of calculus
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 360 pages
Isbn
9781328879981
Lccn
2018042561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045469644
  • (OCoLC)on1045469644
  • 1003778
Label
Infinite powers : how calculus reveals the secrets of the universe, Steven Strogatz
Publication
Copyright
Note
An Eamon Dolan book--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Infinity -- The man who harnessed infinity -- Discovering the laws of motion -- The dawn of differential calculus -- The crossroads -- The vocabulary of change -- The secret fountain -- Fictions of the mind -- The logical universe -- Making waves -- The future of calculus
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 360 pages
Isbn
9781328879981
Lccn
2018042561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1045469644
  • (OCoLC)on1045469644
  • 1003778

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