REALM OF NUMBERS by Isaac Asimov
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REALM OF NUMBERS

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Once more Isaac Asimov takes the venom out of abstract study, presenting the theory of numbers on which mathematics are based in a lucid and entertaining manner. Numbers, their meaning and evolution, alternatives to our number system, their application in multiplication, addition, subtraction, division, decimals, fractions are discussed, not as formidable laws, but as a meaningful system, evolving logically from a coherent basis. Diagramatic illustrations by Robert Belmore support this text which for the intellectually curious student, long baffled by the apparent dogmatism of arithmetic by rote, should prove an inviting welcome into the realm of mathematical investigation.
Pub Date: Sept. 22nd, 1959
ISBN: 0449243990
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1959




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