From Zero to Infinity What Makes Numbers Interesting
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: From Zero to Infinity is a combination of number lore, number history, and sparkling descriptions of the simply stated but exceedingly difficult problems posed by the most ordinary numbers that first appeared in 1955 and has been kept in print continuously ever since. With the fifth edition this classic has been updated to report on advances in number theory over the last 50 years, including the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. Deceptively simple in style and structure, it is a book to which the reader will return again and again, gaining greater understanding and satisfaction with each reading.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: A K Peters, Limited
Publication date: 1/16/2006
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
|Zero : only a place-holder until finally recognized as first of the natural numbers|
|One : a number that makes mathematics different from all the other sciences|
|Two : a primitive number system comes into its own with the electronic computer|
|Three : first among the odd numbers divisible only by themselves and one|
|Four : numbers multiplied by themselves provide beautifully difficult theorems|
|Five : the pentagonal numbers turn up in the generating function of partitions|
|Six : why has finding larger perfect numbers become increasingly important?|
|Seven : the problem of the prime-sided regular polygons has an unexpected answer|
|Eight : solving one problem about cubes leads to an even more difficult problem|
|Nine : add a third line to the two lines of the equals sign - and see what happens|
|Euler's number : an unnatural number answers the deepest question about natural numbers|
|Aleph - zero : what set greater than the positive integers has the same number?|