The Mystery of Numbers
Combining scholarship with play, The Mystery of Numbers tackles--in a simple and educational manner--the history, symbolism, and philosophy of figures and numbers, revealing surprisingly spiritual answers at every turn.
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IndoArabic numerals from the ninth to the twelfth centuries 80
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abacists abacus according Al-Khuwarizmi Alexandria algebra alphabet ancient apices arithmetic astronomy Babylonians Baghdad became brahmi script calculation called century B.C.E. chapter chess circle decimals diagonal discovered divisors Egyptians equal equation evolution example famous Fermat Fibonacci French gematria geometric Gerbert of Aurillac golden number Greek Guitel Gwalior Hebrew idea Indian numerals Indo-Arabic numerals inscriptions integers Irrational numbers Kabbalah Kabbalists kharoshti kharosthi king Kufi language Latin Leonardo of Pisa letters Liber Abaci Lo Shu square magic square manuscripts mathe mathematician mathematics means Menninger modern numerals nagari natural whole numbers nine notation numerical value odd number perfect number philosophical Plato polygons polyhedron position numeration prime numbers Pythagoras Pythagorean theorem rabbits rational numbers reproduced right triangle Sanskrit scholars sequence shunya Smith square of order straight line symbols Tetractys tetragrammaton Thales theory of numbers tion translation triangular numbers universe word writing written YHVH zero