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The book of numbers

Author: John H Conway; Richard K Guy
Publisher: New York, NY : Copernicus, [1996] ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Book of Numbers, two famous mathematicians fascinated by beautiful and intriguing number patterns share their insights and discoveries with each other and with readers. John Conway is the showman, master of mathematical games and flamboyant presentations; Richard Guy is the encyclopedist, always on top of problems waiting to be solved. Together they show us why patterns and properties of numbers have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H Conway; Richard K Guy
ISBN: 038797993X 9780387979939 0614971667 9780614971668
OCLC Number: 32854557
Description: ix, 310 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The romance of numbers --
Figures from figures: doing arithmetic and algebra by geometry --
What come next? --
Famous families of numbers --
The primacy of primes --
Further fruitfulness of fractions --
Geometric proglems and algebraic numbers --
Imagining imaginary numbers --
Infinite and infinitesimal numbers.
Responsibility: John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy.
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