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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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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
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Amir R
Dewey number
  • 511
  • 511
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Calculus
  • Geometry, Infinitesimal
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Science, Renaissance
  • Mathematics
Target audience
specialized
Label
Infinitesimal : how a dangerous mathematical theory shaped the modern world, Amir Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
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
9781780745329
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781780745329
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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
Publication
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
9781780745329
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781780745329
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

Library Locations

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      51.4771154 -0.2025884
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