The Resource Zero : The Biography of a Dangerous Idea., Charles Seife, (electronic resource)

Zero : The Biography of a Dangerous Idea., Charles Seife, (electronic resource)

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Zero : The Biography of a Dangerous Idea.
Title
Zero
Title remainder
The Biography of a Dangerous Idea.
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Charles Seife
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eng
Summary
The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. Now it threatens the foundations of modern physics. For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. For zero, infinity's twin, is not like other numbers. It is both nothing and everything. In Zero, Science Journalist Charles Seife follows this innocent-looking number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe, its rise and transcendence in the West, and its ever-present threat to modern physics. Here are the legendary thinkers-from Pythagoras to Newton to Heisenberg, from the Kabalists to today's astrophysicists-who have tried to understand it and whose clashes shook the foundations of philosophy, science, mathematics, and religion. Zero has pitted East against West and faith against reason, and its intransigence persists in the dark core of a black hole and the brilliant flash of the Big Bang. Today, zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time: the quest for a theory of everything
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Seife, Charles
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non fiction
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  • Mathematics
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Zero : The Biography of a Dangerous Idea., Charles Seife, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacontent
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electronic
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Label
Zero : The Biography of a Dangerous Idea., Charles Seife, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0000204933
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
3FA404C2-1530-4285-BCE7-795430EB0570

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