The Irrationals a Story of the Numbers You Can't Count on
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012. 5th Printing. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket/ The corners of the book covers have some light bumping and curling. The text pages are clean and bright. "In mathematics, the irrational numbers are all the real numbers which are not rational numbers, the latter being the numbers constructed from ratios (or fractions) of integers. When the ratio of lengths of two line segments is an irrational number, the line segments are also described as being incommensurable, meaning that they share no "measure" in common, that is, there is no length ("the measure") , no matter how short, that could be used to express the lengths of both of the two given segments as integer multiples of itself. Among irrational numbers are the ratio p of a circle's circumference to its diameter, Euler's number e, the golden ratio f, and the square root of two; in fact all square roots of natural numbers, other than of perfect squares, are irrational. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Keywords: Mathematics Julian Havil Irrational Numbers Mathematics