Leo Corry's A Brief History of Numbers PDF

By Leo Corry

ISBN-10: 0198702590

ISBN-13: 9780198702597

the realm round us is saturated with numbers. they're a basic pillar of our glossy society, and authorised and used with infrequently a moment idea. yet how did this situation come to be?

In this publication, Leo Corry tells the tale in the back of the belief of quantity from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up till the flip of the 20th century. He provides an outline 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, through the clinical revolution, throughout 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 assumption of equation, this ebook offers a priceless perception to numbers for undergraduate scholars, lecturers, engineers, expert mathematicians, and someone with an curiosity within the historical past of mathematics.

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