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Yearning for the impossible: the surprising truth of mathematics

By: Stillwell, John.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York CRC Press 2018Edition: 2nd.Description: xv, 311p. With index.ISBN: 9781138586109.Other title: Surprising truth of mathematics.Subject(s): Mathematics | Mathematics -- HistoryDDC classification: 510 Summary: "This book 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."--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"This book 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."--

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