A number for your thoughts : facts and speculations about numbers from Euclid to the latest computers (Book, 1993) [WorldCat.org]
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A number for your thoughts : facts and speculations about numbers from Euclid to the latest computers

Author: Malcolm E Lines
Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., 1993, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm E Lines
ISBN: 0852744951 9780852744956
OCLC Number: 40756708
Description: vi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Counting. The search for prime numbers. The world record holders. The distribution of primes. Prime races, emirps, and more. The baffling law of Benford. What is so special about 6174? Number patterns and symmetries. Numbers perfect, friendly, and weird. How do these series end? Fermat's legendary last theorem. Shapely numbers and Mr Waring. Magic squares and cubes. How can anything so simple be so difficult? Nearly all numbers are insane. Cyclic Numbers and their Secret. Pi, a transcendental number. Most numbers are normal, but it's tough to find one. A different way of counting; Geometric numbers. Two dimensional numbers. Counting the infinite. Appendices.
Responsibility: Malcolm E. Lines.

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