Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world
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New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 511 ALEXAND 2014

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English
ISBN
9780374176815 (hardback), 0374176817 (hardback)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Explores "the epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it. 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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Alexander, A. (2014). Infinitesimal: how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world (First edition.). Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alexander, Amir. 2014. Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World. New York: Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alexander, Amir. Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World New York: Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Alexander, Amir. Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World First edition., Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

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