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 glossy society, and approved and used with infrequently a moment inspiration. yet how did this scenario emerge as? during this publication, Leo Corry tells the tale at 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 summary of ways numbers have been dealt with and conceived in classical Greek arithmetic, within the arithmetic of Islam, in ecu arithmetic of the center a long time and the Renaissance, in the course of the clinical revolution, throughout to the math of the 18th to the early twentieth century. targeting either foundational debates and sensible use numbers, and displaying how the tale of numbers is in detail associated with that of the assumption of equation, this ebook offers a precious perception to numbers for undergraduate scholars, lecturers, engineers, expert mathematicians, and someone with an curiosity within the historical past of arithmetic.

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