By Leo Corry
The area round us is saturated with numbers. they seem to be a primary pillar of our sleek society, and authorized and used with not often a moment proposal. yet how did this situation turn out to be? during this e-book, 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 20 th century. He offers 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 long time and the Renaissance, through the clinical revolution, all through to the maths of the 18th to the early twentieth century. concentrating on either foundational debates and useful use numbers, and displaying how the tale of numbers is in detail associated with that of the belief of equation, this e-book presents a beneficial perception to numbers for undergraduate scholars, lecturers, engineers, expert mathematicians, and a person with an curiosity within the heritage of arithmetic.
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A Brief History of Numbers by Leo Corry