The Resource Numbers : their history and meaning, Graham Flegg, (electronic resource)

Numbers : their history and meaning, Graham Flegg, (electronic resource)

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Numbers : their history and meaning
Title
Numbers
Title remainder
their history and meaning
Statement of responsibility
Graham Flegg
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Language
eng
Summary
Extremely readable, jargon-free book for general readers traces the evolution of counting systems, from the primitive techniques of antiquity to computers. Text examines the earliest endeavors to count and record numbers, initial attempts to solve problems by using equations, and origins of infinite cardinal arithmetic. Surprisingly exciting. ? Choice
Cataloging source
VALIL
Dewey number
513.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA141.2
LC item number
.F56 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Numbers : their history and meaning, Graham Flegg, (electronic resource)
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Numbers : their history and meaning, Graham Flegg, (electronic resource)
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https://tulsalibrary.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/ZnJlYWQ6OTc4MDQ4NjI2NDM0OTpl
Publication
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Originally published: 1st American ed. New York : Schocken Books, 1983
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-292) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Encountering numbers -- 2. Counting with numbers -- Rudimentary beginnings -- One-to-one correspondence and order -- The beginning of numbers -- Patterns and groups -- Finger-counting -- Counting by twos -- Counting by fives -- Counting by twenties -- The history of counting -- The age of our decimal counting -- Counting with knots -- 3. Writing down numbers -- Tallies -- The dawn of numerals -- The development of numeral systems -- The evolution of place-value -- Alphabetical numerals -- The Hindu-Arabic numerals -- Fractions -- The derivation of number-symbols -- 4. Calculating with numbers -- Addition -- Subtraction -- Multiplication -- Division -- Checks on calculation -- Ratio and proportion -- Prime numbers and factors -- The calculation of roots -- Logarithms -- Arithmetic symbols -- 5. Computing with numbers -- Early counting boards -- Counting boards in the Middle Ages -- Reckoning on the lines -- The modern abacus -- The slide rule -- Calculating machines -- Binary arithmetic -- Computers -- 6. Unknown numbers -- The linear unknown -- The square of the unknown -- Higher powers of the unknown -- More than one unknown -- Indeterminate unknowns -- Symbols for the unknown -- 7. Recreational numbers -- Think of a number -- Magic squares -- Number shapes -- Numbers with special properties -- 8. Thinking about numbers -- Rational and irrational numbers -- The real numbers -- The status of zero -- Complex numbers -- Defining the natural numbers -- Numbers and religious belief -- 9. Teaching and learning numbers -- Words and symbols -- Elementary calculation -- Algebra -- Numbers and life
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1 online resource (x, 295 p.)
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9780486264349
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