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By Leo Corry

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

In this ebook, 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 20 th century. He provides an summary of ways numbers have been dealt with and conceived in classical Greek arithmetic, within the arithmetic of Islam, in eu arithmetic of the center a long time 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 functional use numbers, and exhibiting how the tale of numbers is in detail associated with that of the assumption of equation, this booklet offers a beneficial perception to numbers for undergraduate scholars, academics, engineers, expert mathematicians, and someone with an curiosity within the background of mathematics.

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