A Very Short IntroductionBook - 2011
Numbers are integral to our everyday lives and feature in everything we do. Here, Peter M. Higgins, the renowned mathematics writer, unravels the world of numbers. Using non-technical language and painting a rich and comprehensive picture of the 'idea' of the number, he explores how the modern number system developed. Explaining the remarkable variety of number types and showing how they behave, he introduces the key concepts from integers and fractions to real and imaginary numbers. --Book Jacket.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
Characteristics: xiii, 132 p. : ill. ; 18 cm