Number story : from counting to cryptography

Peter M. Higgins

Peter Higgins distills centuries of work into one delightful narrative that celebrates the mystery of numbers and explains how different kinds of numbers arose and why they are useful. Full of historical snippets and interesting examples, the book ranges from simple number puzzles and magic tricks, to showing how ideas about numbers relate to real-world problems. This fascinating book will inspire and entertain readers across a range of abilities. Easy material is blended with more challenging ideas. As our understanding of numbers continues to evolve, this book invites us to rediscover the mystery and beauty of numbers.

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  • Preface
  • The First Numbers
  • Discovering Numbers
  • Some Number Tricks
  • Some Tricky Numbers
  • Some Useful Numbers
  • On the Trail of New Numbers
  • Glimpses of Infinity
  • Applications of Number: Chance
  • The Complex History of the Imaginary
  • From Imaginary to Complex
  • The Number Line Under the Miscroscope
  • Applications of Number: Codes and Public Key Cryptography
  • For Connoisseurs
  • Further Reading.- Index

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書名 Number story : from counting to cryptography
著作者等 Higgins, Peter M
Higgins Peter
出版元 Copernicus Books, an imprint of Springer Science+Business Media
刊行年月 c2008
ページ数 xi, 323 p.
大きさ 19 cm
ISBN 9781848000001
NCID BA85605885
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国