NUMBERS OLD AND NEW by Irving Adler

NUMBERS OLD AND NEW

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A comprehensive text on numbers and their implication, which starts with primitive methods of counting, discusses Roman numerology, and finally, the Arabic system. He explains the difference between even and odd numbers in geometric terms, and also shows how various geometric theories have evolved through the manipulation of numbers. A chapter on superstitions regarding numbers unearths interesting mathematical facts. A final section on numbers in nature and number tricks further stimulate even the more lethargic arithmetic student in his pursuit of the living world of numbers.

Pub Date: July 20th, 1960
Publisher: John Day