From the acclaimed author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm, here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts In his latest foray into mathematics, David Berlinski takes on the simplest questions that can be asked What is a number How do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and divisionFrom the acclaimed author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm, here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts In his latest foray into mathematics, David Berlinski takes on the simplest questions that can be asked What is a number How do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division actually work What are geometry and logic As he delves into these subjects, he discovers and lucidly describes the beauty and complexity behind their seemingly simple exteriors, making clear how and why these mercurial, often slippery concepts are essential to who we are Filled with illuminating historical anecdotes and asides on some of the most fascinating mathematicians through the ages, One, Two, Three is a captivating exploration of the foundation of mathematics how it originated, who thought of it, and why it matters.
One, Two, Three: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics By David Berlinski From the acclaimed author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm, here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts In his latest foray into mathematics, David Berlinski takes on the simplest questions that can be asked What is a number How do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and divisionFrom the acclaimed author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm, here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts In his latest foray into mathematics, David Berlinski takes on the simplest questions that can be asked What is a number How do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division actually work What are geometry and logic As he delves into these subjects, he discovers and lucidly describes the beauty and complexity behind their seemingly simple exteriors, making clear how and why these mercurial, often slippery concepts are essential to who we are Filled with illuminating historical anecdotes and asides on some of the most fascinating mathematicians through the ages, One, Two, Three is a captivating exploration of the foundation of mathematics how it originated, who thought of it, and why it matters.
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