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By Leo Corry

ISBN-10: 0198702590

ISBN-13: 9780198702597

the area round us is saturated with numbers. they're a primary pillar of our smooth society, and authorised and used with not often a moment inspiration. yet how did this scenario come to be?

In this booklet, Leo Corry tells the tale in the back of the assumption of quantity from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up till the flip of the 20th century. He provides an summary of the way numbers have been dealt with and conceived in classical Greek arithmetic, within the arithmetic of Islam, in ecu arithmetic of the center a while and the Renaissance, throughout the clinical revolution, all through to the maths of the 18th to the early twentieth century.

Focusing on either foundational debates and sensible use numbers, and exhibiting how the tale of numbers is in detail associated with that of the belief of equation, this ebook offers a helpful perception to numbers for undergraduate scholars, academics, engineers, expert mathematicians, and someone with an curiosity within the background of mathematics.

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