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Professor Stewart's incredible numbers, Ian Stewart

Label
Professor Stewart's incredible numbers
Title
Professor Stewart's incredible numbers
Statement of responsibility
Ian Stewart
Title variation
Incredible numbers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A delightful introduction to the numbers that surround us, from the common (Pi and 2) to the uncommon but no less consequential (1.059463 and 43,252,003,274,489,856,000). Along the way, Stewart takes us through prime numbers, cubic equations, the concept of zero, the possible positions on the Rubik's Cube, the role of numbers in human history, and beyond!"--Back cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Ian
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA241
LC item number
.S8123 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Number theory
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Number theory
Label
Professor Stewart's incredible numbers, Ian Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-341)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Numbers -- The indivisible unit -- Odd and even -- Cubic equation -- Square -- Pythagorean hypotenuse -- Kissing number -- Fourth prime -- Fibonacci cube -- Magic square -- Decimal system -- Is nothing a number -- Less than nothing -- Imaginary number -- Dividing the indivisible -- Approximation to [pi] -- Tower of Hanoi -- First known irrational -- Circle measurement -- Golden number -- Natural logarithms -- Fractals -- Sphere packing -- Musical scale -- Apery's constant -- Euler's constant -- String theory -- Pentominoes -- Polygons and patterns -- Birthday paradox -- Secret codes -- Sausage conjecture -- Finite geometry -- Factorials -- Rubik cube -- Sudoko -- Largest known prime -- Smallest infinity -- Cardinal continuum -- Not boring at all
Control code
ocn893455153
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 341 pages
Isbn
9780465042722
Lccn
2015931032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465042722
  • (OCoLC)893455153
Label
Professor Stewart's incredible numbers, Ian Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-341)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Numbers -- The indivisible unit -- Odd and even -- Cubic equation -- Square -- Pythagorean hypotenuse -- Kissing number -- Fourth prime -- Fibonacci cube -- Magic square -- Decimal system -- Is nothing a number -- Less than nothing -- Imaginary number -- Dividing the indivisible -- Approximation to [pi] -- Tower of Hanoi -- First known irrational -- Circle measurement -- Golden number -- Natural logarithms -- Fractals -- Sphere packing -- Musical scale -- Apery's constant -- Euler's constant -- String theory -- Pentominoes -- Polygons and patterns -- Birthday paradox -- Secret codes -- Sausage conjecture -- Finite geometry -- Factorials -- Rubik cube -- Sudoko -- Largest known prime -- Smallest infinity -- Cardinal continuum -- Not boring at all
Control code
ocn893455153
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 341 pages
Isbn
9780465042722
Lccn
2015931032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465042722
  • (OCoLC)893455153

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