Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

John Stillwell

CRC Press
Published May 16, 2018
Reference - 312 Pages - 164 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138586109 - CAT# K377159

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Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truth of Mathematics, Second Edition explores the history of mathematics from the perspective of the creative tension between common sense and the "impossible" as the author follows the discovery or invention of new concepts that have marked mathematical progress. The author puts these creations into a broader context involving related "impossibilities" from art, literature, philosophy, and physics. This new edition contains many new exercises and commentaries, clearly discussing a wide range of challenging subjects.


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