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Lore of Large Numbers.

By: Contributor(s): Series: Anneli Lax New Mathematical LibraryPublisher: Washington : American Mathematical Society, 1961Copyright date: ©1961Description: 1 online resource (176 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780883859872
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lore of Large NumbersDDC classification:
  • 512
LOC classification:
  • QA241 -- .D38 1961eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Front Cover -- The Lore of Large Numbers -- Copyright Page -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- PART I: LARGE NUMBERS AND THEIR ARITHMETIC -- 1. Numbers in the World -- 2. The Principal Uses of Numbers -- 3. The World of Numbers -- 4. Writing Numbers -- 5. Powers and Exponents -- 6. The Names of Really Large Numbers -- 7. The Law of Exponents -- 8. Scientific Notation -- 9. How Large Is Large? -- 10. Approximate Numbers and Orders of Magnitude -- 11. Approximate Computation -- 12. The Rough Art of Estimation -- 13. Small Numbers -- 14. Why Negative Exponents? -- 15. The Large and the Small -- 16. Division by Zero: The Road to Paradox -- PART II: LARGE NUMBERS AT WORK -- 17. The Long Long Trail of π -- 18. The Long Trail Continued: Computing Machines Meet Normal Numbers -- 19. Back Over the Trail -- 20. The Personality of Numbers -- 21. Casting Out Nines -- The Number Theory of Residues -- 22. The Hardest of the Simple Problems -- 23. Infinities Beyond Infinity: The Growth of Sequences -- 24. Atomic Numbers, Astronomical Numbers, and Where Is Man? -- Appendices -- I. Some Selected Magnitudes in Science -- II. Weights, Measures, and Equivalents -- III. Formulas for Measurement -- Answers to Selected Problems -- Bibliography.
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Front Cover -- The Lore of Large Numbers -- Copyright Page -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- PART I: LARGE NUMBERS AND THEIR ARITHMETIC -- 1. Numbers in the World -- 2. The Principal Uses of Numbers -- 3. The World of Numbers -- 4. Writing Numbers -- 5. Powers and Exponents -- 6. The Names of Really Large Numbers -- 7. The Law of Exponents -- 8. Scientific Notation -- 9. How Large Is Large? -- 10. Approximate Numbers and Orders of Magnitude -- 11. Approximate Computation -- 12. The Rough Art of Estimation -- 13. Small Numbers -- 14. Why Negative Exponents? -- 15. The Large and the Small -- 16. Division by Zero: The Road to Paradox -- PART II: LARGE NUMBERS AT WORK -- 17. The Long Long Trail of π -- 18. The Long Trail Continued: Computing Machines Meet Normal Numbers -- 19. Back Over the Trail -- 20. The Personality of Numbers -- 21. Casting Out Nines -- The Number Theory of Residues -- 22. The Hardest of the Simple Problems -- 23. Infinities Beyond Infinity: The Growth of Sequences -- 24. Atomic Numbers, Astronomical Numbers, and Where Is Man? -- Appendices -- I. Some Selected Magnitudes in Science -- II. Weights, Measures, and Equivalents -- III. Formulas for Measurement -- Answers to Selected Problems -- Bibliography.

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