The Book of Numbers

  • Authors
  • John H. Conway
  • Richard K. Guy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
    Pages 1-26
  3. John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
    Pages 27-62
  4. John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
    Pages 63-89
  5. John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
    Pages 91-126
  6. John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
    Pages 127-149
  7. John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
    Pages 151-179
  8. John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
    Pages 181-210
  9. John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
    Pages 211-235
  10. John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
    Pages 237-263
  11. John H. Conway, Richard K. Guy
    Pages 265-300
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 301-310

About this book

Introduction

Journey through the world of numbers with the foremost authorities and writers in the field.
John Horton Conway and Richard K. Guy are two of the most accomplished, creative, and engaging number theorists any mathematically minded reader could hope to encounter. In this book, Conway and Guy lead the reader on an imaginative, often astonishing tour of the landscape of numbers.
The Book of Numbers is just that - an engagingly written, heavily illustrated introduction to the fascinating, sometimes surprising properties of numbers and number patterns. The book opens up a world of topics, theories, and applications, exploring intriguing aspects of real numbers, systems, arrays and sequences, and much more. Readers will be able to use figures to figure out figures, rub elbows with famous families of numbers, prove the primacy of primes, fathom the fruitfulness of fractions, imagine imaginary numbers, investigate the infinite and infinitesimal and more.

Keywords

Arithmetic Finite Prime algebra geometry mathematics number theory

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-4072-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1996
  • Publisher Name Copernicus, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8488-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4072-3
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