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Think of a host among one and ten
No, dangle on, let's make this fascinating. among zero and infinity. whether you persist with the entire numbers, there are numerous to select from - an unlimited quantity in truth. Throw in decimal fractions and infinity without warning will get a lot greater (is that even possible?) after which there are the unfavorable numbers, the imaginary numbers, the irrational numbers like p which by no means finish. It actually by no means ends.

The global of numbers is certainly unusual and lovely. between its population are a few quite striking characters - pi, e, the sq. root of minus and the recognized golden ratio to call quite a few. best numbers occupy a unique prestige. 0 is particularly strange certainly. or even a few it sounds as if common-or-garden integers comparable to 37 have certain homes.

Adventures In arithmetic takes a journey of this astonishing yet appealing international of numbers and the mathematical principles that attach them. discover mathematicians' favorite numbers, and those they're frightened of (spoiler: it is not 13). observe the exceptional connection among numbers and the principles of nature. And study a few outstanding mathematical methods that may hold you amused for hours.

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