A Brief History of Numbers

Hardcover | September 27, 2015

byLeo Corry

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The world around us is saturated with numbers. They are a fundamental pillar of our modern society, and accepted and used with hardly a second thought. But how did this state of affairs come to be? In this book, Leo Corry tells the story behind the idea of number from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up until the turn of the twentieth century. He presents an overview of how numbers were handled and conceived in classical Greek mathematics, in the mathematics of Islam, in European mathematics of the middle ages and the Renaissance, during the scientific revolution, all the way through to the. --

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The world around us is saturated with numbers. They are a fundamental pillar of our modern society, and accepted and used with hardly a second thought. But how did this state of affairs come to be? In this book, Leo Corry tells the story behind the idea of number from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up until the turn of the twentie...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.96 inPublished:September 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198702590

ISBN - 13:9780198702597

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