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ZERO

作者 SEIFE, CHARLES
出版社 PENGUIN GROUP (USA) INC.
商品描述 ZERO:Popularmathatitsmostentertainingandenlightening."Zeroisreallysomething"-WashingtonPostANewYorkTimesNotableBook.TheBabyloniansinventedit,theGreeksbannedit,

內容簡介

內容簡介 Popular math at its most entertaining and enlightening. "Zero is really something"-Washington PostA New York Times Notable Book.The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Now it threatens the foundations of modern physics. For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. For zero, infinity's twin, is not like other numbers. It is both nothing and everything.In Zero, Science Journalist Charles Seife follows this innocent-looking number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe, its rise and transcendence in the West, and its ever-present threat to modern physics. Here are the legendary thinkers—from Pythagoras to Newton to Heisenberg, from the Kabalists to today's astrophysicists—who have tried to understand it and whose clashes shook the foundations of philosophy, science, mathematics, and religion. Zero has pitted East against West and faith against reason, and its intransigence persists in the dark core of a black hole and the brilliant flash of the Big Bang. Today, zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time: the quest for a theory of everything.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Charles Seife is the author of five previous books, including Proofiness and Virtual Unreality. He has written for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Wired, New Scientist, Science, Scientific American, and The Economist. He is a professor of journalism at New York University and lives in New York City.Charles Seife is the author of five previous books, including Proofiness andZero, which won the PEN Martha Albrand Award for first nonfiction and was aNew York Times notable book. He has written for a wide variety of publications, includingThe New York Times, Wired, New Scientist, Science, Scientific American, andThe Economist. He is a professor of journalism at New York University and lives in New York City.

商品規格

書名 / ZERO
作者 / SEIFE, CHARLES
簡介 / ZERO:Popularmathatitsmostentertainingandenlightening."Zeroisreallysomething"-WashingtonPostANewYorkTimesNotableBook.TheBabyloniansinventedit,theGreeksbannedit,
出版社 / PENGUIN GROUP (USA) INC.
ISBN13 / 9780140296471
ISBN10 / 0140296476
EAN / 9780140296471
誠品26碼 / 2611355370007
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裝訂 / P:平裝
語言 / 3:英文
級別 / N:無