Leo Corry's A Brief History of Numbers PDF

By Leo Corry

the area round us is saturated with numbers. they seem to be a primary pillar of our glossy society, and approved and used with rarely a moment concept. yet how did this scenario come to be?

In this e-book, Leo Corry tells the tale at the back of the assumption of quantity from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up until eventually the flip of the 20 th century. He provides an summary 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, throughout the clinical revolution, all through to the maths of the 18th to the early twentieth century.

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

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