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The Resource Understanding the infinite, Shaughan Lavine, (electronic resource)

Understanding the infinite, Shaughan Lavine, (electronic resource)

Label
Understanding the infinite
Title
Understanding the infinite
Statement of responsibility
Shaughan Lavine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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Lavine, Shaughan
Dewey number
511.322
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Mathematics
Label
Understanding the infinite, Shaughan Lavine, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published 1994
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-347) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""I. Introduction""; ""II. Infinity, Mathematicsâ€? Persistent Suitor""; ""1. Incommensurable Lengths, Irrational Numbers""; ""2. Newton and Leibniz""; ""3. Go Forward, and Faith Will Come to You""; ""4. Vibrating Strings""; ""5. Infinity Spurned""; ""6. Infinity Embraced""; ""III. Sets of Points""; ""1. Infinite Sizes""; ""2. Infinite Orders""; ""3. Integration""; ""4. Absolute vs. Transfinite""; ""5. Paradoxes""; ""IV. What Are Sets?""; ""1. Russell""; ""2. Cantor""; ""3. Appendix A: Letter from Cantor to Jourdain, 9 July 1904""
  • ""4. Appendix B: On an Elementary Question of Set Theory""""V. The Axiomatization of Set Theory""; ""1. The Axiom of Choice""; ""2. The Axiom of Replacement""; ""3. Definiteness and Skolemâ€?s Paradox""; ""4. Zermelo""; ""5. Go Forward, and Faith Will Come to You""; ""VI. Knowing the Infinite""; ""1. What Do We Know?""; ""2. What Can We Know?""; ""3. Getting from Here to There""; ""4. Appendix""; ""VII. Leaps of Faith""; ""1. Intuition""; ""2. Physics""; ""3. Modality""; ""4. Second-Order Logic""; ""VIII. From Here to Infinity""; ""1. Who Needs Self-Evidence?""; ""2. Picturing the Infinite""
  • ""3. The Finite Mathematics of Indefinitely Large Size""""4. The Theory of Zillions""; ""IX. Extrapolations""; ""1. Natural Models""; ""2. Many Models""; ""3. One Model or Many? Sets and Classes""; ""4. Natural Axioms""; ""5. Second Thoughts""; ""6. Schematic and Generalizable Variables""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn432695222
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 372 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674039995
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)432695222
Label
Understanding the infinite, Shaughan Lavine, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Originally published 1994
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-347) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""I. Introduction""; ""II. Infinity, Mathematicsâ€? Persistent Suitor""; ""1. Incommensurable Lengths, Irrational Numbers""; ""2. Newton and Leibniz""; ""3. Go Forward, and Faith Will Come to You""; ""4. Vibrating Strings""; ""5. Infinity Spurned""; ""6. Infinity Embraced""; ""III. Sets of Points""; ""1. Infinite Sizes""; ""2. Infinite Orders""; ""3. Integration""; ""4. Absolute vs. Transfinite""; ""5. Paradoxes""; ""IV. What Are Sets?""; ""1. Russell""; ""2. Cantor""; ""3. Appendix A: Letter from Cantor to Jourdain, 9 July 1904""
  • ""4. Appendix B: On an Elementary Question of Set Theory""""V. The Axiomatization of Set Theory""; ""1. The Axiom of Choice""; ""2. The Axiom of Replacement""; ""3. Definiteness and Skolemâ€?s Paradox""; ""4. Zermelo""; ""5. Go Forward, and Faith Will Come to You""; ""VI. Knowing the Infinite""; ""1. What Do We Know?""; ""2. What Can We Know?""; ""3. Getting from Here to There""; ""4. Appendix""; ""VII. Leaps of Faith""; ""1. Intuition""; ""2. Physics""; ""3. Modality""; ""4. Second-Order Logic""; ""VIII. From Here to Infinity""; ""1. Who Needs Self-Evidence?""; ""2. Picturing the Infinite""
  • ""3. The Finite Mathematics of Indefinitely Large Size""""4. The Theory of Zillions""; ""IX. Extrapolations""; ""1. Natural Models""; ""2. Many Models""; ""3. One Model or Many? Sets and Classes""; ""4. Natural Axioms""; ""5. Second Thoughts""; ""6. Schematic and Generalizable Variables""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn432695222
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 372 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674039995
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)432695222

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