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Numbers: A Very Short Introduction

Numbers: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

By Higgins, Peter M.

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Numbers are integral to our everyday lives and feature in everything we do. In this Very Short Introduction Peter M. Higgins, the renowned mathematics writer, unravels the world of numbers; demonstrating its richness, and providing a comprehensive view of the idea of the number. ...Higgins paints a picture of the number world, considering how the modern number system matured over centuries. Explaining the various number types and showing how they behave, he introduces key concepts such as integers, fractions, real numbers, and imaginary numbers. By approaching the topic in a non-technical way and emphasising the basic principles and interactions of numbers with mathematics and science, Higgins also demonstrates the practical interactions and modern applications, such as encryption of confidential data on the internet.
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ISBN 9780199584055
Released AU 24 May 2011
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
Series Very Short Introductions
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780199584055
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 24 May 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Higgins, Peter M.
Series Very Short Introductions
Category Mathematics
Number Theory
Number of Pages 152
Dimensions Width: 120mm
Height: 173mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 510
Weight 135g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Number theory
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade