The Interplay of Mathematics and NarrativeeBook - 2012
Circles Disturbed brings together important thinkers in mathematics, history, and philosophy to explore the relationship between mathematics and narrative. The book's title recalls the last words of the great Greek mathematician Archimedes before he was slain by a Roman soldier--"Don't disturb my circles"--Words that seem to refer to two radically different concerns: that of the practical person living in the concrete world of reality, and that of the theoretician lost in a world of abstraction.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 570 pages) : illustrations