Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 July 2017

144 Pages | 33 black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198755234

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Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

Ian Stewart

Very Short Introductions

  • Explains the mathematical concept of infinity and its uses in calculus, Fourier analysis, and fractals
  • Discusses the role of infinity in the physics of space, time, and matter
  • Describes philosophical aspects and debates involving infinity, and shows how current mathematical thinking can be used to illuminate some of those issues.
  • Considers the important applications of the concept of infinity to everyday reality
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series (millions of copies sold worldwide)