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• Date: 1-02-2014, 00:27
1-02-2014, 00:27

Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers (Re-Post)

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Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers (Re-Post)

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What is your definition of number? The question is a challenging one because defining the abstract idea of number is extremely difficult. More than 2,500 years ago, the great number enthusiast Pythagoras described number as "the first principle, a thing which is undefined, incomprehensible, and having in itself all numbers." Even today, we still struggle with the notion of what numbers mean. Numbers neither came to us fully formed in nature nor did they spring fully formed from the human mind. Like other ideas, they have evolved slowly throughout human history. Both practical and abstract, they are important in our everyday world but remain mysterious in our imaginations. If numbers are precision personified, why does a precise, accurate, and satisfying definition of number still elude us?
The 24 lectures of Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers explore this fascinating question and the equally fascinating history of numbers. Award-winning Professor of Mathematics Edward B. Burger's historical, global, and conceptual approach to numbers gives you not only a revealing tour of mathematical history but shows how and why numbers evolved, as well as the transforming implications of each advance for both mathematics and society.

01. The Ever-Evolving Notion of Number

02. The Dawn of Numbers

03. Speaking the Language of Numbers

04. The Dramatic Digits”The Power of Zero

05. The Magical and Spiritual Allure of Numbers

06. Nature's Numbers”Patterns without People

07. Numbers of Prime Importance

08. Challenging the Rationality of Numbers

09. Walk the (Number) Line

10. The Commonplace Chaos among Real Numbers

11. A Beautiful Dusting of Zeroes and Twos

12. An Intuitive Sojourn into Arithmetic

13. The Story of pi

14. The Story of Euler's e

15. Transcendental Numbers

16. An Algebraic Approach to Numbers

17. The Five Most Important Numbers

18. An Analytic Approach to Numbers

19. A New Breed of Numbers

20. The Notion of Transfinite Numbers

21. Collections Too Infinite to Count

22. In and Out”The Road to a Third Infinity

23. Infinity”What We Know and What We Don't

24. The Endless Frontier of Number

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