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Finding Zero

A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers

Finding Zero( )
Author: Aczel, Amir D.
ISBN:978-1-137-27984-2
Publication Date:Jan 2015
Publisher:St. Martin's Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.00
Book Description:

The story of how we got our numbers--told through one mathematician's journey to find zero

Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Mathematics / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.733 x 8.346 x 0.936 Inches
Book Weight:0.763 Pounds
Author Biography
Aczel, Amir D. (Author)
Amir D. Aczel was born in Haifa, Israel on November 6, 1950. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in decision sciences from the business school at the University of Oregon. He taught at several universities during his lifetime including the University of Alaska and Bentley College.

His first book, Complete Business Statistics, was published in 1989 and went through eight editions. His other books include How to Beat the I.R.S. at Its Own Game: Strategies to Avoid - and Fight - an Audit; Fermat's Last Theorem: Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical Problem; The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity; The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention That Changed the World; Entanglement: The Greatest Mystery in Physics; and Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers. He died from cancer on November 26, 2015 at the age of 65.

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