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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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