Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

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The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Now it threatens the foundations of modern physics. For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. For zero, infinity's twin, is not like other numbers. It is both nothing and everything. In Zero, Science Journalist Charles Seife follows this innocent-looking number from… (more)

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Publisher: Penguin (September 01, 2000)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 1.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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