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A Number for Your Thoughts

Facts and Speculations About Numbers from Euclid to the Latest Computers

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A Number for Your Thoughts by M.E. Lines
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Why do we count the way we do? What is a prime number or a friendly, perfect, or weird one? How many are there and who has found the largest yet known? What is the Baffling Law of Benford and can you really believe it? Do most numbers you meet in every day life really begin with a 1, 2, or 3? What is so special about 6174? Can cubes, as well as squares, be magic? What secrets lie hidden in decimals? How do we count the infinite, and is one infinity really larger than another? These and many other fascinating questions about the familiar 1, 2, and 3 are collected in this adventure into the world of numbers. Both entertaining and informative, A Number for Your Thoughts: Facts and Speculations about Numbers from Euclid to the Latest Computers contains a collection of the most interesting facts and speculations about numbers from the time of Euclid to the most recent computer research. Requiring little or no prior knowledge of mathematics, the book takes the reader from the origins of counting to number problems that have baffled the world's greatest experts for centuries, and from the simplest notions of elementary number properties all the way to counting the infinite.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1986
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1, black & white illustrations
Imprint
Institute of Physics Publishing
Pages
392
Dimensions
156x235x12
ISBN-13
9780852744956
Product ID
2751628

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