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Imagining Numbers (Particularly the Square Root of Minus Fifteen)

Mazur, Barry

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ISBN 10: 0713996307 / ISBN 13: 9780713996302
Published by Penguin Allen Lane, London, 2003
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover

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Clean, tight, square and bright first British edition, bound in blue boards with gilt title on spine, 1/4" ballpoint mark on page foredge, else fine. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in mylar, lightly wrinkled at top foredge, else fine. Examines some of the earliest Renaissance explorers of imaginary numbers, such as Rafael Bombelli, then demonstrates step-by-step how to begin the mental torture of imagining imaginary numbers. Not a textbook, and at times almost poetic. 270 pages includes index, notes, B&W illustrations, diagrams. Bookseller Inventory # 0713996307

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Title: Imagining Numbers (Particularly the Square ...

Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane, London

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Boards

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First British Edition

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Barry Mazur invites lovers of poetry to make a leap into mathematics. Through discussions of the role of the imagination and imagery in both poetry and mathematics, Mazur reviews the writings of the early mathematical explorers and reveals the early bafflement of these Renaissance thinkers faced with imaginary numbers. Then he shows us, step-by-step, how to begin imagining these strange mathematical objects ourselves.

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Barry Mazur does his mathematics at Harvard University and lives in Cambridge, Massachussetts, with the writer Grace Dane Mazur.

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