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The Resource Are numbers real?, Brian Clegg

Are numbers real?, Brian Clegg

Label
Are numbers real?
Title
Are numbers real?
Statement of responsibility
Brian Clegg
Title variation
Are numbers real?
Title variation remainder
the uncanny relationships between maths and the physical world
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Have you ever wondered what humans did before numbers existed? How they organized their lives, traded goods, or kept track of their treasures? What would your life be like without them? Numbers began as simple representations of everyday things, but mathematics rapidly took on a life of its own, occupying a parallel virtual world. In Are Numbers Real? Brian Clegg explores the way that maths has become more and more detached from reality, yet despite this is driving the development of modern physics. From devising a new counting system based on goats, through the weird and wonderful mathematics of imaginary numbers and infinity to the debate over whether mathematics has too much influence on the direction of science, this fascinating and accessible book opens the reader's eyes to the hidden reality of the strange yet familiar world of numbers
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clegg, Brian
Dewey number
512.72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Numbers, Natural
Target audience
adult
Label
Are numbers real?, Brian Clegg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York: St Martin's Press, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059900242
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781472139764
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2017000580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982445520
Label
Are numbers real?, Brian Clegg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York: St Martin's Press, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059900242
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781472139764
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2017000580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982445520

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