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The Invention of Numbers
Author: Peter Bentley

ISBN: 9781844039111
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 11 August 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6 x 2.1
Description:
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.

About the Author

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 Evolu...

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