From Zero to Infinity: What Makes Numbers Interesting / Edition 4 by Constance Reid | 9780883855058 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
From Zero to Infinity: What Makes Numbers Interesting / Edition 4

From Zero to Infinity: What Makes Numbers Interesting / Edition 4

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by Constance Reid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0883855054

ISBN-13: 9780883855058

Pub. Date: 04/01/1992

Publisher: Mathematical Association of America

From Zero to Infinity is a combination of number lore, number history, and sparkling descriptions of the simply stated but exceedingly difficult problems posed by the most ordinary numbers that first appeared in 1955 and has been kept in print continuously ever since. With the fifth edition this classic has been updated to report on advances in number theory

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From Zero to Infinity is a combination of number lore, number history, and sparkling descriptions of the simply stated but exceedingly difficult problems posed by the most ordinary numbers that first appeared in 1955 and has been kept in print continuously ever since. With the fifth edition this classic has been updated to report on advances in number theory over the last 50 years, including the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. Deceptively simple in style and structure, it is a book to which the reader will return again and again, gaining greater understanding and satisfaction with each reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780883855058
Publisher:
Mathematical Association of America
Publication date:
04/01/1992
Series:
Spectrum Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 7.89(h) x 0.38(d)

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From Zero to Infinity: What Makes Numbers Interesting 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This book is an excellent read, and is quite simple to read, even if the reader isn't good at or doesn't like math. For those who don't like math or numbers, this book gives insight to how the numbers developed and how they were and have been used, which is an interesting story in and of itself. For those who enjoy math and everything involved with numbers, this book can open some new areas of interest or clear up some areas that may be shrouded in some way. In any case, the author herself is not a mathematician, so how hard can it be to enjoy? The least that can be said is that this book is excellent and definitely worth a reading or two.