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The Book of Numbers

By: John Horton Conway and Richard K Guy
320 pages, Figs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
The Book of Numbers
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  • The Book of Numbers ISBN: 9780387979939 Hardback Dec 1996 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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An engagingly written, heavily illustrated introduction to the fascinating, sometimes surprising properties of numbers and number patterns. This book opens up a world of topics, theories and applications, exploring intriguing aspects throughout the subject.

Contents

1. The Romance of Numbers 2. Figures from Figures Doing Arithmetic and Algebra by Geometry 3. What Comes Next? 4. Famous Families of Numbers 5. The Primacy of Primes 6. Further Fruitfulness of Fractions 7. Geometric Problems and Algebraic Numbers 8. Imagining Imaginary Numbers 9. Some Transcendental Numbers 10. Infinite and Infinitesimal Numbers

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By: John Horton Conway and Richard K Guy
320 pages, Figs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Media reviews
From the reviews: "This is a really fascinating book either to read or to browse in, or for reference - there is a good index, and I can strongly recommend it - it should be in every school and college library!" The Mathematical Gazette "! A delightful look at numbers and their roles in everything from language to flowers to the imagination." Science News "! The great feature of the book is that anyone can read it without excessive head scratching ! You'll find plenty here to keep you occupied, amused, and informed. Buy, dip in, wallow." New Scientist
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