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The Invention of Numbers
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Peter Bentley
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The Invention of Numbers

Peter Bentley



Mathematics & Sciences;
Number systems;
Number theory


272 pages

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Numbers are at the heart of the existence of the universe and everything in it, and yet a lot of us have little understanding of their creation, let alone their part in philosophy, art, music, physics, literature, religion and computing.

Dr Bentley's fascinating history of the origins of numbers will unlock the secrets of these things that we take for granted and shows how numbers seem to take on human characteristics - as they can be perfect or irrational, amicable or prime, real or imaginary.

From zero to infinity, learn about the way numbers have shaped our world, discover amazing facts and enjoy the pure beauty of mathematical logic.

By:   Peter Bentley
Imprint:   Orion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   258g
ISBN:   9781844039111
ISBN 10:   1844039110
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   August 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Peter Bentley is an Honorary Reader and Senior College Teacher at the Department of Computer Science, University College London and is known for his research covering all aspects of Evolutionary Computation and Digital Biology. He is the author of the popular science books Digital Biology, The Undercover Scientist and Digitized, and editor of the books Evolutionary Design by Computers, Creative Evolutionary Systems and On Growth, Form and Computers.

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