Understanding the Infinite

Understanding the Infinite

eBook - 1998
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Harvard University Press
How can the infinite, a subject so remote from our finite experience, be an everyday tool for the working mathematician? Blending history, philosophy, mathematics, and logic, Shaughan Lavine answers this question with exceptional clarity. Making use of the mathematical work of Jan Mycielski, he demonstrates that knowledge of the infinite is possible, even according to strict standards that require some intuitive basis for knowledge.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
Edition: 1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780674039995
0674039998
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 372 pages) : illustrations

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