The Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On

The Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can't Count On

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The ancient Greeks discovered them, but it wasn’t until the nineteenth century that irrational numbers were properly understood and rigorously defined, and even today not all their mysteries have been revealed. In The Irrationals, the first popular and comprehensive book on the subject, Julian Havil tells the story of irrational numbers and the mathematicians who have tackled their challenges, from antiquity to the twenty-first century. Along the way, he explains… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (June 19, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 280 pages

File size: 6.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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