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# Numbers: A Very Short Introduction

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Numbers are integral to our everyday lives and factor into almost everything we do. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter M. Higgins, a renowned popular-science writer, unravels the world of numbers, demonstrating its richness and providing an overview of all the number types that feature in modern science and mathematics. Indeed, Higgins paints a crystal-clear picture of
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Paperback, 132 pages

Published
March 22nd 2011
by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published February 24th 2010)

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الاسمان اللذان طالما اشعروني بالبلاهة في مرحلة الدراسة الاعدادية.

اما عن متتالية فيبوناتشي فكان دان براون اكثر براعة عندما قام بشرحها في روايته الرائعة ابدًا شفرة دافنشي.

For a more accessible introduction to number theory, I would recommend

*The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure*, which is geared more ...more

My biggest problem is the lack of clear examples for the concepts being explained - it jumps right into proofs with minimal explanation of how to do the workings. It very quickly gets into ...more

The treatment of transcendental numbers was of special interest to me, and I appreciated the author's observation that transcendental's are "the dark matter of the universe of numbers." How true, and what a neat way to look at them!

Apr 17, 2015
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