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The hateful association of being in the holeGreek mystic math teachers like Pythagoras were peeved to find that circles and proportional beauty were not based in whole number ratios but in fact were strings of igits that ran on forever without repetition From the Greek we call these numbers irrational Pythagoras abjured beans and told his A River of Royal Blood (Untitled, disciples too the same though so maybe that s like the pot calling the kettle black The conservation law that maintains consistency in mathematical logic necessitated the envisioning of imaginary numbers and so i the suare root of negative 1 was born Or at least I think that s what the book said This imaginary number business still First Blood doesn t make much senseZero is the presence of absence emptiness as form and form as emptiness Zero as a concepterived from Indian Buddhist and Hindu philosophy made its way into the Middle East and from thence to the Western world where it became a placeholder and then a number in its own rightAnd where would zero be without the eually expansive concept of infinity or rather infinities an infinite variety of which are Rudy Rucker s playthings in books read elsewhereThe prose is The Palliser Novels dry but there are lots of cool pictures Consider this book bathroom reading fororks. Alculus; how these ideas affect our aily lives; and the ways in which numbers have been used in art music and other isciplines.
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I m not really into mathematics and algebra so this book isn t my cup of tea This was a great book I very much enjoyed it Totally reinvigorated my love of math The art was beautiful and relevant and the commentary was the best I ve seen for an introductory survey book like this one Will have to check out in the Discoveries series The language is so awkward and superfluous It took me a while to notice that it s translated from French and there s often some strangeness in a translation I thought it would be a basic sort of read but it attempts to be rather philosophical in relating the history of numbers So interesting A brief history of numbers and their ties with philosophy religion art and how through the centuries they have eveloped into the abstract concepts that so go over my head The choice of beautiful images that go along with the clear explanation makes this book a efinite keeper This book introduces the readers to how numbers are viewed in The Friend Zone different cultures around the world From a teaching perspective I would use this book to show students how numbers are viewed inifferent cultures Hopefully causing the students to not think so much about their own world but be able to expand thinking about other cultures This. This volume escribes in words and with artworks the basic principles of numbers arithmetic whole numbers natural numbers and th.
Book has some wonderful very colorful pictures in it relating numbers in ifferent parts of the world At the end of the book it has a section called Documents which gives insights as to how we can look and understand this abstract notion of a number This is a uick history of numbers It tells how numbers have evolved and become what we use today It gives the ordinary everyday math user a nice sense of what has gone into what we term Mathematics today I found it interesting and easy to read and understand There are Alpha (Shifters, documents in the back of the book that give a inepth look at a few parts of number history I was especially intrigued by the explanation of infinity and how the idea came to be Finite is Whalerider defined by infinite Some of the ideas presented are a bit mind boggling Sometimes I had to re read to understand but I got it This is a great book to explore with teenagers who ask about math When am I ever going to use this This biography of numbers moves from early human counting through the mathematical notion of not just infinity but an infinity of infinitiesHere s some of the cool stuff I learnedNegative numbers arose from the accounting needs of Bronze age finance The author never explained why the color red was chosen to bear. E concepts of zero and infinity It examines how old numbers are and how they wereeveloped; who invented algebra geometry and