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Were it not for the calculus, mathematicians would have no way to describe the acceleration of a motorcycle or the effect of gravity on thrown balls and distant planets, or to prove that a man could cross a room and eventually touch the opposite wall. Just how calculus makes these things possible and in doing so finds a correspondence between real numbers and the real world is the subject of this dazzling book by a writer of extraordinary clarity and stylistic brio. Even as he initiates us into the mysteries of real numbers, functions, and limits, Berlinski explores the furthest implications of his subject, revealing how the calculus reconciles the precision of numbers with the fluidity of the changing universe.

"An odd and tantalizing book by a writer who takes immense pleasure in this great mathematical tool, and tries to create it in others."--New York Times Book Review

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ISBN:
9780679747888
Author:
Berlinski, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Calculus
Subject:
Popular works
Subject:
Calculus -- Popular works.
Subject:
Mathematics-Calculus
Subject:
mathematics;calculus;science;non-fiction;history;history of mathematics;popular science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
96-505-C
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
GRAPHS, DIAGRAMS, and CHARTS
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.16 x 0.7 in 0.56 lb

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