The Resource Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world, Amir Alexander
Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world, Amir Alexander
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 Summary
 On August 10th, 1632, five leaders of the Society of Jesus convened in a sombre 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 book 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 16th century to the battlefields of the English civil war and the fierce confrontations between leading thinkers like Galileo and Hobbes
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 368 pages
 Note
 Originally published: 2014
 Isbn
 9781780746425
 Label
 Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world
 Title
 Infinitesimal
 Title remainder
 how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world
 Statement of responsibility
 Amir Alexander
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 On August 10th, 1632, five leaders of the Society of Jesus convened in a sombre 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 book 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 16th century to the battlefields of the English civil war and the fierce confrontations between leading thinkers like Galileo and Hobbes
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 Alexander, Amir R
 Dewey number

 511
 511
 Illustrations

 illustrations
 maps
 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
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 Calculus
 Geometry, Infinitesimal
 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 Science, Renaissance
 Mathematics
 Target audience
 specialized
 Label
 Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world, Amir Alexander
 Note
 Originally published: 2014
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 volume
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 rdacarrier
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 still image
 cartographic image
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 rdacontent
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 Control code
 9781780746425
 Dimensions
 20 cm
 Extent
 368 pages
 Isbn
 9781780746425
 Isbn Type
 (pbk.)
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Other physical details
 illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
 Label
 Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world, Amir Alexander
 Note
 Originally published: 2014
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category

 text
 still image
 cartographic image
 Content type MARC source

 rdacontent
 rdacontent
 rdacontent
 Control code
 9781780746425
 Dimensions
 20 cm
 Extent
 368 pages
 Isbn
 9781780746425
 Isbn Type
 (pbk.)
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Other physical details
 illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
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