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The Book of Numbers: The Secret of Numbers and How They Changed the World

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Unraveling the secrets of numbers, from the discovery of zero to infinity.

In clear language, The Book of Numbers cuts through the mystery and fear surrounding numbers to reveal their fascinating nature and roles in architecture, quantum mechanics, computer technology, biology, commerce, philosophy, art, music, religion and more. Indeed, numbers are part of every discipline in the sciences and the arts.

With 350 illustrations, including diagrams, photographs and computer imagery, the book chronicles the centuries-long search for the meaning of numbers by famous and lesser-known mathematicians, and explains the puzzling aspects of the mathematical world. Topics include:

  • The earliest ideas of numbers and counting
  • Patterns, logic, calculating
  • Natural, perfect, amicable and prime numbers
  • Numerology, the power of numbers, superstition
  • The computer, the Enigma Code
  • Infinity, the speed of light, relativity
  • Complex numbers
  • The Big Bang and Chaos theories
  • The Philosopher's Stone

The Book of Numbers shows enthusiastically that numbers are neither boring nor dull but rather involve intriguing connections, rivalries, secret documents and even mysterious deaths.

Synopsis:

Well illustrated with photos, diagrams and digital imagery, this is enthusiastic and intriguing chronicle searches for the meaning of numbers and explores puzzling aspects of the mathematical world, and the people who made it.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554073610
Author:
Bentley, Peter J.
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Author:
Bentley, Peter J., PH.D .
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Mathematics -- Popular works.
Subject:
Number theory -- Popular works.
Subject:
Number Systems
Subject:
Number Theory
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.66x7.41x.87 in. 1.84 lbs.

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