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Author Havil, Julian, 1952-

Title The irrationals / Julian Havil.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2012.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  512.73 H299i 2012    ---  Available
Description ix, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Greek beginnings -- The route to Germany -- Two new irrationals -- Irrationals, old and new -- A very special irrational -- From the rational to the transcendental -- Transcendentals -- Continued fractions revisited -- The question and problem of randomness -- One question, three answers -- Does irrationality matter? -- Appendix A: The spiral of Theodorus -- Appendix B: Rational parameterizations of the circle -- Appendix C: Two properties of continued fractions -- Appendix D: Finding the tomb of Roger Apery -- Appendix E: Equivalence relations -- Appendix F: The mean value theorem.
Subject Irrational numbers.
Numbers, Real.
ISBN 9780691143422 (alk. paper)
0691143420 (alk. paper)

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