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The magic of numbers

Author: Eric Temple Bell
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From one of the foremost interpreters for lay readers of the history and meaning of mathematics: a stimulating account of the origins of mathematical thought and the development of numerical theory. It probes the work of Pythagoras, Galileo, Berkeley, Einstein, and others, exploring how number magic has influenced religion, philosophy, science, and mathematics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bell, Eric Temple, 1883-1960.
Magic of numbers.
New York : Dover Publications, 1991
(DLC) 91018322
(OCoLC)23768689
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Temple Bell
ISBN: 9780486167404 0486167402
OCLC Number: 681552128
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 418 pages) : 1 illustration
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Past returns --
Royal mace --
For their own sake --
Decisive century --
Difference of opinion --
Wisdom as a profession --
Not much, but enough --
One or many? --
Dream and a doubt --
Half man, half myth --
Discord and harmony --
Mythology transformed --
Cosmos as number --
Himself made it? --
Intimations of the infinite --
Miscarriage of reason --
"Another I" --
Number deified --
Pythagoras in purgatory --
Saints and heretics --
Turning point --
Skeptical bishop --
believer and disbeliever --
Changing views --
Return of the master.
Responsibility: Eric Temple Bell.

Abstract:

From one of the foremost interpreters for lay readers of the history and meaning of mathematics: a stimulating account of the origins of mathematical thought and the development of numerical theory. It probes the work of Pythagoras, Galileo, Berkeley, Einstein, and others, exploring how number magic has influenced religion, philosophy, science, and mathematics.

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