A Brief History of Numbers by Leo Corry

By Leo Corry

the area round us is saturated with numbers. they seem to be a basic pillar of our sleek society, and accredited and used with not often a moment idea. yet how did this scenario come to be?

In this publication, Leo Corry tells the tale in the back of the belief of quantity from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up till the flip of the 20 th century. He provides an outline of the way numbers have been dealt with and conceived in classical Greek arithmetic, within the arithmetic of Islam, in eu arithmetic of the center a while and the Renaissance, in the course of the clinical revolution, throughout to the math of the 18th to the early twentieth century.

Focusing on either foundational debates and sensible use numbers, and exhibiting how the tale of numbers is in detail associated with that of the belief of equation, this ebook offers a useful perception to numbers for undergraduate scholars, lecturers, engineers, expert mathematicians, and an individual with an curiosity within the historical past of mathematics.

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A Brief History of Numbers

The realm round us is saturated with numbers. they seem to be a basic pillar of our smooth society, and accredited and used with not often a moment inspiration. yet how did this scenario emerge as? during this e-book, Leo Corry tells the tale in the back of the assumption of quantity from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up till the flip of the 20th century.

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