Imagining Numbers: (particularly the Square Root of Minus Fifteen)

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Macmillan, 2004 - 270 strani

Barry Mazur invites lovers of poetry to make a leap into mathematics. Through discussions of the role of the imagination and imagery in both poetry and mathematics, Mazur reviews the writings of the early mathematical explorers and reveals the early bafflement of these Renaissance thinkers faced with imaginary numbers. Then he shows us, step-by-step, how to begin imagining these strange mathematical objects ourselves.

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Vsebina

II
3
III
25
IV
42
V
65
VI
77
VII
91
VIII
107
IX
132
XI
180
XII
199
XIII
215
XIV
231
XV
235
XVI
257
XVII
259
XVIII
261

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O avtorju (2004)

Barry Mazur does his mathematics at Harvard University and lives in Cambridge, Massachussetts, with the writer Grace Dane Mazur.

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