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The Resource The book of numbers, John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy

The book of numbers, John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy

Label
The book of numbers
Title
The book of numbers
Statement of responsibility
John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Book of Numbers, two famous mathematicians fascinated by beautiful and intriguing number patterns share their insights and discoveries with each other and with readers. John Conway is the showman, master of mathematical games and flamboyant presentations; Richard Guy is the encyclopedist, always on top of problems waiting to be solved. Together they show us why patterns and properties of numbers have captivated mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike for centuries. The Book of Numbers features Conway and Guy's favorite stories about all the kinds of numbers any of us is likely to encounter, and many others besides. "Our aim," the authors write, "is to bring to the inquisitive reader ... an explanation of the many ways the word 'number' is used." They explore patterns that emerge in arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, describe these patterns' relevance both inside and outside mathematics, and introduce the strange worlds of complex, transcendental, and surreal numbers. This unique book brings together facts, pictures and stories about numbers in a way that no one but an extraordinarily talented pair of mathematicians and writers could do
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conway, John H.
Dewey number
512/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA241
LC item number
.C6897 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Guy, Richard K
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Number theory
  • Number theory
  • Getaltheorie
  • Recreatieve wiskunde
  • Teoria dos números (textos elementares)
  • Nombres réels
  • Fonctions arithmétiques
  • Arithmétique
  • Nombres, Théorie des
  • Teoría de los números
  • Number theory
Label
The book of numbers, John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The romance of numbers -- Figures from figures: doing arithmetic and algebra by geometry -- What come next? -- Famous families of numbers -- The primacy of primes -- Further fruitfulness of fractions -- Geometric proglems and algebraic numbers -- Imagining imaginary numbers -- Infinite and infinitesimal numbers
Control code
ocm32854557
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 310 pages
Isbn
9780614971668
Lccn
95032588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32854557
  • (OCoLC)32854557
Label
The book of numbers, John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The romance of numbers -- Figures from figures: doing arithmetic and algebra by geometry -- What come next? -- Famous families of numbers -- The primacy of primes -- Further fruitfulness of fractions -- Geometric proglems and algebraic numbers -- Imagining imaginary numbers -- Infinite and infinitesimal numbers
Control code
ocm32854557
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 310 pages
Isbn
9780614971668
Lccn
95032588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32854557
  • (OCoLC)32854557

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