Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity

Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity

David Foster Wallace

"A gripping advisor to the trendy taming of the infinite."―The ny Times. With a brand new advent by way of Neal Stephenson.

Is infinity a legitimate mathematical estate or a meaningless abstraction? David Foster Wallace brings his highbrow ambition and attribute bravura variety to the tale of the way mathematicians have struggled to appreciate the countless, from the traditional Greeks to the nineteenth-century mathematical genius Georg Cantor's counterintuitive discovery that there has been multiple type of infinity. shrewdpermanent, difficult, and carefully lucrative, Wallace's travel de strength brings instant and high-profile acceptance to the weird and interesting international of upper arithmetic.

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