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Seife, Charles

Zero

The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

€ 18.95

The history of a controversial but important number begins with its inventors, the Babylonians, and follows its tumultuous and fascinating story to the present era of supercomputers and quantum physics. Reprint.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Null and Void
1(216)
Nothing Doing
The Origin of Zero
5(20)
Nothing Comes of Nothing
The West Rejects Zero
25(38)
Nothing Ventured
Zero Goes East
63(20)
The Infinite God of Nothing
The Theology of Zero
83(22)
Infinite Zeros and Infidel Mathematicians
Zero and the Scientific Revolution
105(26)
Infinity`s Twin
The Infinite Nature of Zero
131(26)
Absolute Zeros
The Physics of Zero
157(34)
Zero Hour at Ground Zero
Zero at the Edge of Space and Time
191(20)
Zero`s Final Victory
End Time
211(6)
Appendix A Animal, Vegetable, or Minister? 217(4)
Appendix B The Golden Ratio 221(2)
Appendix C The Modern Definition of a Derivative 223(2)
Appendix D Cantor Enumerates the Rational Numbers 225(4)
Appendix E Make Your Own Wormhole Time Machine 229(2)
Selected Bibliography 231(8)
Acknowledgments 239(2)
Index 241
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
272 pagina's
Januari 2000
181 gram
201 x 128 x 19 mm
Penguin Group USA us

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