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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 ...more## Get A Copy

Paperback, 144 pages

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

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كتاب بسيط وقصير ومحشو بكثيرمن المعلومات . أعتقد أنه يناسب المتخصصين في الرياضيات ومن لهم بعض الاطلاع او هواة هذا العلم الجميل . اظطررت لقرأته أكثر من مرة لكي افهم نصفه تقريبا . وهذا كافي لي الى الأن . وارجو أن اعود له في يوم من الايام .

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.

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

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

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

*Si fa presto a dire numero*

Avevo già preso il volume "Matematica" della collana Very Short Introduction. A che serve allora un altro volume sui numeri? Beh, come dico sempre la matematica tende a fare a meno dei numeri. In questo libretto si parla invece di numeri veri e propri, di tutti i tipi. A me non hanno detto molto i capitoli iniziali con i numeri figurati e l'approccio usato per definire il concetto di numero; devo però aggiungere che andando avanti nella lettura - non che ci voglia molto ...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! ...more

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