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Just Numbers? Richard Meadows

Just Numbers?

Richard Meadows

Published April 24th 2009
ISBN : 9780755211357
Paperback
140 pages
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 About the Book 

Numbers enter our lives in every way and have powerful significance in describing our world and thought by many as possessing mystical and even magical properties. The book considers the early development of numbers and the special numbers of pi andMoreNumbers enter our lives in every way and have powerful significance in describing our world and thought by many as possessing mystical and even magical properties. The book considers the early development of numbers and the special numbers of pi and phi (the golden number) and the consequences of Fibonaccis famous series. It looks at the constants of gravity, the velocity of light and Avogadros number. The contributions made by many famous philosophers are traced: Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, Hoyle and Martin Rees. Chapters on applications to Telecommunications, Electromagnetic waves and Einsteins revolutionary contribution including E = mc2 are included together with a survey of our Solar System and potential hazards we may meet. It concludes with just six numbers, numbers which can be thought as defining not only our world but the whole universe: its formation and future.