Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers

Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers

by Ian Stewart

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Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers by Ian Stewart

Renowned mathematician Ian Stewart uses remarkable (and some unremarkable) numbers to introduce readers to the beauty of mathematics.

At its heart, mathematics is about numbers, our fundamental tools for understanding the world. In Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers, Ian Stewart offers a delightful introduction to the numbers that surround us, from the common (Pi and 2) to the uncommon but no less consequential (1.059463 and 43,252,003,274,489,856,000). Along the way, Stewart takes us through prime numbers, cubic equations, the concept of zero, the possible positions on the Rubik's Cube, the role of numbers in human history, and beyond! An unfailingly genial guide, Stewart brings his characteristic wit and erudition to bear on these incredible numbers, offering an engaging primer on the principles and power of math.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465042722
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,209,076
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Ian Stewart is an emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick. The author of numerous books on math, his writing has appeared in New Scientist, Discover, Scientific American, and many newspapers in the United Kingdom and the United States. He lives in Coventry, England.

Table of Contents


Numbers
Small Numbers
Zero and Negative Numbers
Complex Numbers
Rational Numbers
Irrational Numbers
Special Small Numbers
Special Big Numbers
Infinite Numbers
Life, the Universe, and…

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