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Title: Yearning for the impossible : the surprising truths of mathematics. — 2nd ed.
Creators: Stillwell John
Imprint: Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2018
Collection: Электронные книги зарубежных издательств; Общая коллекция
Subjects: Математика; Чисел теория; mathematics; number theory
UDC: 511
Document type: Other
File type: Other
Language: English
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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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