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Published: 24 February 2011

152 Pages | 15 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199584055

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Numbers: A Very Short Introduction

Peter M. Higgins

Very Short Introductions

  • A short introduction to the number world, looking at different types of numbers and how they behave
  • Reveals the astonishing richness and variety of numbers, including primes, imaginary and complex numbers, to infinity and beyond
  • Explains how numbers interact and influence modern applications and practices, for example in the encryption of confidential data
  • Written by an experienced mathematician with a history of writing in a non-technical way