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Infinitesimal

How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World

by Amir Alexander

Hardcover, 352 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $27 |

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How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World
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Amir Alexander takes readers from the religious strife of the 16th century to the battlefields of the English civil war in order to recount the epic battle over a simple, yet forbidden, mathematical concept that would eventually become the foundation of calculus.

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