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Realm of Numbers

Realm of Numbers

(1959)
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In this book, Asimov takes you through the development of numbers, from the initial set of positive integers through the transfinite alephs. The progression is logical, he first establishes the infinitude of the positive integers and then explains the reasons why negative numbers are needed. Along with the negative integers, he explains the basic rules of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as applied to integers. Subtraction is used to justify the need for negative integers and then division to explain the need for fractions. Asimov uses the applications for commerce to describe how negative numbers and fractions came to be accepted.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1963 : Hardback
Title: Realm of Numbers
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0575003111 / 9780575003118 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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June 1959 : Hardback
Title: Realm of Numbers
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0395065666 / 9780395065662 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)
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Paperback Editions

June 1981 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: REALM OF NUMBERS
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0449243990 / 9780449243992 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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December 1976 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Realm of Numbers
Author(s): Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0449308057 / 9780449308059 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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