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Linfinito L infinito sicuramente la pi strana idea che gli umani abbiamo mai concepito, un enigma che assilla la nostra specie dalla notte dei tempi perch , sottoposto a qualsiasi operazione matematica, l infinito resta infinito Fisici, astronomi, matematici, ma anche poeti e romanzieri hanno attraversato i secoli affrontando con la ragione o con la fantasia queste e altre domande, tentando risposte e offrendo congetture, senza mai scalfire veramente il fascino e l inesauribile mistero di quella strana grandezza, al limite del concepibile eppure intimamente radicata nella mente umana.In questo accattivante e insolito saggio John D Barrow ci conduce in un viaggio avventuroso su questi impervi sentieri alla ricerca delle pi fantastiche e geniali teorie concepite da scienziati, matematici, filosofi e teologi per rispondere alle infinite sfide che il concetto di infinito lancia all intelligenza umana. New Download Linfinito [ by ] John D. Barrow [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – wildweaves.co.uk

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  1. As I started studying Calculusandit made me a lotcurious about the nature of infinity We take these limits of functions to get the derivation process, we look at area with integration by summing infinitely small pieces under a curve, and then we look at the divergence and convergence of a series with limits to see what these things do at infinity Then, to top it off, I had my mind further blown by discussing infinite dimensions in Linear Algebra Needless to say, I had infini As I started studying Calculusandit made me a lotcurious about the nature of infinity We take these limits of functions to get the derivation process, we look at area with integration by summing infinitely small pieces under a curve, and then we look at the divergence and convergence of a series with limits to see what these things do at infinity Then, to top it off, I had my mind further blown by discussing infinite dimensions in Linear Algebra Needless to say, I had infinity on my mind However, I wanted ainformal book to read to pass the time Studying the formal texts is fun, but can get tedious Barrow s book The Infinite Book is exactly what I was looking for Don t worry, if you re not a mathematician you can still grasp the general concepts discussed in this book One of the great as...

  2. Well, the good thing is, I managed to finish this book in a finite amount of time At one point it looked unlikely.Its not a bad book at all in fact its quite good , but its a book written by a mathematician, with the assumption that mortals readily understand the meaning of words like topology and singularity The only places where the book loses its grip is where the author succumbs to this trap.Having got that out of the way, there are a number of things I liked about this book First an Well, the good thing is, I managed to finish this book in a finite amount of time At one point it looked unlikely.Its not a bad book at all in fact its quite good , but its a book written by a mathematician, with the assumption that mortals readily understand the meaning of words like topology and singularity The only places where the book loses its grip is where the author succumbs to this trap.Having got that out of the way, there are a number of things I liked about this book First and foremost, it attempts to structure and explain the latest attempts by science to answer the question Is our universe infinite Of course it does nt answer this and other large questions conclusively, but it certainly opens up...

  3. A fantastic book covering the endless scope of infinity This is my first book of John D Barrow and I m looking forward to reading his other books He covers a diverse range of topics related to infinity and the arguments for and against it from both a mathematical sense as well as a physical sense A good book for amateur knowledge gatherers with references to thoughts and sayings by famous physicists, astronomers, theologists and the like Would recommend for anyone looking to understand the b A fantastic book covering the endless scope of infinity This is my first book of John D Barrow and I m looking forward to reading his other books He covers a diverse range of topics related to infinity and the arguments for and against it from both a mathematical sense as well as a physical sense A good book for amateur knowledge gatherers with references to thoughts and sayings by famous physicists, astronomers, theologists and the like Would rec...

  4. An interesting book that defines infinite and explains some mathematic paradoxes Easy to understand for the most part.

  5. Barrow is at his best when rooting himself in mathematics and cosmology I was less enthused by the lengthy digressions on time travel and identity.

  6. A comprehensive explanation of different paradoxes infinity brings us It may be not a book for scientists, but it surely is for us amateurs of knowledge.

  7. Interesting ideas but a bit rambling for my tastes

  8. Review taken from my blog,The Virtuosos.Infinity What is it What is it not Why should anyone care about something so intangible For many people infinity is just a word that they ve been taught means, without bound forever bigger than anything beyond comprehension It s usually associated with mathematics, especially math of a higher order, like Calculus And it seems intuitively familiar despite an utter lack of understanding for the most part.Barrow takes the everyday view of infinit Review taken from my blog,The Virtuosos.Infinity What is it What is it not Why should anyone care about something so intangible For many people infinity is just a word that they ve been taught means, without bound forever bigger than anything beyond comprehension It s usually associated with mathematics, especially math of a higher order, like Calculus And it seems intuitively familiar despite an utter lack of understanding for the most part.Barrow takes the everyday view of infinities because, as you ll learn, there are different types of infinity thank Georg Cantor for that I m serious and meticulously attempts to teach us where we re wrong and where we re right He illustrates just how much we aren t built to accurately register, mentally, the nuances of such concepts As a passing example, what happens when you add any two numbers together We all know that That s easy You get a sum, a finite sum One that yu can, theoreticall...

  9. Infinity How often do you think about it I mean really think about the idea that something could go on forever Have you thought about what the end of the universe might look like Or whether there is a physical boundary to it If there is a boundary, what is beyond it More universes Are they infinite What about the infinitely small An atom s radiation, for example, will never completely disperse, it will get smaller and smaller, halving each time while never reaching zero This too is infi Infinity How often do you think about it I mean really think about the idea that something could go on forever Have you thought about what the end of the universe might look like Or whether there is a physical boundary to it If there is a boundary, what is beyond it More universes Are they infinite What about the infinitely small An atom s radiation, for example, will never completely disperse, it will get smaller and smaller, halving each time while never reaching zero This too is infinity and so too is a wheel that keeps spinning, unbroken by the things that would cause friction and slow it down So many ideas behind infinity, it deals with an endless cycle, the infinitely large and the infinitely small and...

  10. This book is a joy to read, with subjects that range from the strictly mathematical to the philosophical, physical and literary realms Its chapters are split into sections, each of which has some quote from history or literature on the nature of the infinite, each of which is engaging although my favorite quote on the touched upon subject of the finitude of life, Prospero s and our little lives is only briefly glimpsed with its phrase our revels now are ended , delivered in situ near the cl This book is a joy to read, with subjects that range from the strictly mathematical to the philosophical, physical and literary realms Its chapters are split into sections, each of which has some quote from history or literature on the nature of the infinite, each of which is engaging although my favorite quote on the touched upon subject of the finitude of life, Prospero s and our little lives is only briefly glimpsed with its phrase our revels now are ended , delivered in situ near the close of this book Barrow includes a lively depiction of Hilbert s hotel, a discussion on the differing kinds of infinity mathematical, metaphysical, physical , and some talk on cosmology Misprints in the section on topology picture captions, some text, and some other text disagree on what makes a space topologically changed subtract from the experience, as does an unconvincing explanation of how an infinite number of calculations might be seen from a finite...