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From zero to infinity : what makes numbers interesting

Author: Constance Reid
Publisher: Wellesley, Mass. : A K Peters, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th ed., 50th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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""I (an undergraduate comp sci major) personally enjoyed this book. The author clearly has a love of numbers that can prove infectious. ... the proofs given are all clear and easy to understand.""--SIGACT News, 2014""Upon reading this edition anew, I was struck by its superb mathematical taste. I knew I was meant to spend my life loving numbers and working with them; From Zero to Infinity crucially told me that  Read more...
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Reid, Constance.
From zero to infinity.
Wellesley, Mass. : A K Peters, 2006
(DLC) 2005027860
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Constance Reid
ISBN: 9781439881231 1439881235
OCLC Number: 560222485
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 188 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Zero --
One --
Two --
Three --
Four --
Five --
Six --
Seven --
Eight --
Nine --
Euler's number --
Aleph-zero.
Responsibility: Constance Reid.

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A combination of number lore, number history, and descriptions of the simply stated, but difficult problems posed by the ordinary numbers that first appeared in 1955.  Read more...

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