By Brian Clegg
Have you ever questioned what people did earlier than numbers existed? How they prepared their lives, traded items, or saved music in their treasures? What could your lifestyles be like with out them?
Numbers started as uncomplicated representations of daily issues, yet arithmetic speedily took on a lifetime of its personal, occupying a parallel digital international. In Are Numbers Real? Brian Clegg explores the way in which that maths has develop into an increasing number of indifferent from fact, but regardless of this can be using the advance of recent physics.
From devising a brand new counting procedure in keeping with goats, throughout the bizarre arithmetic of imaginary numbers and infinity to the controversy over even if arithmetic has an excessive amount of effect at the course of technological know-how, this interesting and obtainable publication opens the reader's eyes to the hidden fact of the unusual but popular global of numbers.