Among the myriad of constants that appear in mathematics, p, e, andi are the most familiar. Following closely behind is g, or gamma, a constant that arises in many mathematical areas yet maintains a profound sense of mystery.
In a tantalizing blend of history and mathematics, Julian Havil takes the reader on a journey through logarithms and the harmonic series, the two defining elements of gamma, toward the first account of gamma's place in math...
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Auteur: Julian Havil
Uitgever: Princeton University Press
Editie: illustrated edition