By Peter Bentley
Unraveling the secrets and techniques of numbers, from the invention of 0 to infinity.
In transparent language, The ebook of Numbers cuts in the course of the secret and worry surrounding numbers to bare their attention-grabbing nature and roles in structure, quantum mechanics, computing device know-how, biology, trade, philosophy, artwork, tune, faith and extra. certainly, numbers are a part of each self-discipline within the sciences and the humanities.
With 350 illustrations, together with diagrams, photos and desktop imagery, the e-book chronicles the centuries-long look for the which means of numbers by way of recognized and lesser-known mathematicians, and explains the difficult elements of the mathematical global. subject matters include:
- The earliest rules of numbers and counting
- Patterns, common sense, calculating
- Natural, ideal, amicable and top numbers
- Numerology, the facility of numbers, superstition
- The desktop, the Enigma Code
- Infinity, the rate of sunshine, relativity
- Complex numbers
- The colossal Bang and Chaos theories
- The Philosopher's Stone.
The ebook of Numbers exhibits enthusiastically that numbers are neither dull nor uninteresting yet really contain fascinating connections, rivalries, mystery files or even mysterious deaths.
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