BARRY MAZUR IMAGINING NUMBERS PDF

Imagining Numbers, by Barry Mazur. Brian Anderson. Follow this and additional works at: This Book Review. REVIEW OF BARRY MAZUR’S IMAGINING NUMBERS. (PARTICULARLY THE SQUARE ROOT OF MINUS FIFTEEN) AND. GISBERT W ¨USTHOLZ’S A. NOTICES OF THE AMS. Imagining Numbers (particularly the square root of minus fifteen). Barry Mazur. Farrar, Straus and Giroux,

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Thus adding 5 to each number shifts the line 5 places to the right or subtracting shifts it to the leftand multiplying by a positive number causes the number line to e This is an interesting mix of poetry, history, algebra and geometry, leading the reader to appreciate brary development of the understanding of ithe square root of numbeers one. Justin rated it liked it Oct 29, Then he shows us, step by step, how to begin imagining, ourselves, imaginary numbers.

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Very imaginative and digressive essay on mathematics. Imaginary numbers entered into mathematics in sixteenth-century Italy and were used with immediate success, but nevertheless presented an intriguing challenge to the imagination.

Imagining Numbers

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Now as all mathematicians know, mathematics is a form of poetry. It often talks about the difference in certain things we think about and about imagination. I was particularly struck by the explanation of arithmetical operations addition, subtraction, multiplication as manipulations of the real number line.

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Imagining Numbers by Barry Mazur

A two-dimensional map evolved, which depicted imaginary numbers as points in this new continent of numbers. As Mazur concludes, “that would be another book”. A Long Way from Euclid. The Language of Nature.

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Katie rated it really liked it Oct 05, Mar 15, PMP rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 12, Marcia rated it really liked it. Science and nature books Mathematics reviews. With many excursions into visualization in poetry, goes into the history of how imaginary numbers square roots of negative numbers were initially numhers “impossible”, and slowly evolved into the “unnatural” or “uncomfortable” and finally into a perfectly respectable concept.

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A Course in Mathematical Analysis: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of One Hundred Prisoners and a Light Bulb. We talked about it in class when starting our Imaginary Numbers unit. As Ok so the book was billed as an explanation of imagery numbers, which it was. Barry Mazur Harvard University.

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