Mathematics and the Search for Knowledge

Mathematics and the Search for Knowledge

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 138.2 x 217.9 x 17.5mm | 258.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 38 figures
  • 0195042301
  • 9780195042306
  • 621,222

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In this book Kline examines the development of mathematics as our most powerful instrument for exploring the physical world. He probes our existing world of mathematics and illuminates its workings as a science enabling us to penetrate the secrets of the world's natural more

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"Requires a minimum of technical knowledge and gives an illuminating oversight of the historical developments...with many interesting observations along the way."--Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society"The lively writing makes this suitable supplementary reading for advanced undergraduates from many disciplines. An extensive and often technical bibliography is included for those who want to go further."--Zentralblatter/Abstract Journals"show more

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