Saturday, January 03, 2015

‘Infinitesimal,’ a Look at a 16th-Century Math Battle - NYTimes.com

‘Infinitesimal,’ a Look at a 16th-Century Math Battle - NYTimes.com:



"Bertrand Russell once wrote that mathematics had a “beauty cold and austere.” In this new book, the historian Amir Alexander shows that mathematics can also become entangled in ugliness hot and messy."



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