Free (L'Empire des nombres)
This book introduces the readers to how numbers are viewed in different cultures around the world From a teaching perspective I would use this book to show students how numbers are viewed in different cultures Hopefully causing the students to not think so much about their own world but be able to expand thinking about other cultures This book has some wonderful very colorful pictures in it relating numbers in different parts of the world At the end of the book it has a section called Documents which gives insights as to how we can ook and understand this abstract notion of a number This was a great book I very much enjoyed it Totally reinvigorated my From Rumspringa to Marriage love of math The art was beautiful and relevant and the commentary was the best I ve seen for an introductory survey bookike this one Will have to check out in the Discoveries series 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 documents in the back of the book that give a in depth ook at a few parts of number history I was especially intrigued by the expl. This volume describes in words and with artworks the basic principles of numbers arithmetic whole numbers natural numbers and th.
Free (L'Empire des nombres)
H so maybe that s ike the pot calling the kettle black The conservation Una vida absolutamente maravillosa law that maintains consistency in mathematicalogic necessitated the envisioning of imaginary numbers and so i the suare root of negative 1 was born Or at Cuentos reunidos least I think that s what the book said This imaginary number business still doesn t make much senseZero is the presence of absence emptiness as form and form as emptiness Zero as a concept derived 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 dry but there areots of cool pictures Consider this book bathroom reading for dorks So interesting A brief history of numbers and their ties with philosophy religion art and how through the centuries they have developed 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 definite keeper i m not really into mathematics and algebra so this book isn t my cup of tea. Alculus; how these ideas affect our daily ives; and the ways in which numbers have been used in art music and other disciplines.
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Anation of infinity and how the idea came to be Finite is 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 The anguage 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 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 Definitely Not Sexy learnedNegative numbers arose from the accounting needs of Bronze age finance The author never explained why the color red was chosen to bear the hateful association of being in the holeGreek mystic math teachersike Pythagoras were peeved to find that circles and proportional beauty were not based in whole number ratios but in fact were strings of digits that ran on forever without repetition From the Greek we call these numbers irrational Pythagoras abjured beans and told his disciples to do the same thoug. E concepts of zero and infinity It examines how old numbers are and how they were developed; who invented algebra geometry and