By Leo CorryThe realm round us is saturated with numbers. they seem to be a primary pillar of our smooth society, and permitted and used with infrequently a moment concept. yet how did this situation grow to be?
In this e-book, Leo Corry tells the tale at the back of the assumption of quantity from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up until eventually the flip of the 20 th century. He provides an outline of ways numbers have been dealt with and conceived in classical Greek arithmetic, within the arithmetic of Islam, in ecu arithmetic of the center a while and the Renaissance, through the clinical revolution, all through to the math of the 18th to the early twentieth century.
Focusing on either foundational debates and useful use numbers, and displaying how the tale of numbers is in detail associated with that of the assumption of equation, this booklet offers a worthwhile perception to numbers for undergraduate scholars, lecturers, engineers, specialist mathematicians, and an individual with an curiosity within the historical past of mathematics.