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Ften slippery concepts are essential to who we are Filled with illuminating historical anecdotes and asides on some of the most fascinating mathematicians through the ages One Two Three is a captivating exploration of the foundation of mathematics how it originated who thought of it and why it matter. This book made me think about how much we take for granted in basic mathematics What is the abstract concept of a number where did it come from Berlinski touches on some important developments of absolutely elementary mathematics and presents gobs of proofs of fundamental concepts I hadn t seen before However this book was tedious in the detail and minutiae of proving every concept he presents It felt like a text book it this way but also the overly detailed stories of the mathematicians involved with the topics didn t help the book flow much better I think this book could have been 50 75 pages shorter and spent less time spelling out all the details It s great as a general overviewThe illustration of the number line folding on itself at zero so that the positive and negative number cancel each other out into nothingness and then unfold again to reveal creation excellent Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy presents gobs of Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya proofs of fundamental concepts I hadn t seen before However this book was tedious in the detail and minutiae of Twisted proving every concept he The Exploration of the Male Anatomy presents It felt like a text book it this way but also the overly detailed stories of the mathematicians involved with the topics didn t help the book flow much better I think this book could have been 50 75 Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals pages shorter and spent less time spelling out all the details It s great as a general overviewThe illustration of the number line folding on itself at zero so that the All Night Long (Nannies, positive and negative number cancel each other out into nothingness and then unfold again to reveal creation excellent

Summary ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ David Berlinski

A number How do addition subtraction multiplication and division actually work What are geometry and logic As One Two MOBI #224 he delves into these subjects he discovers and lucidly describes the beauty and complexity behind their seemingly simple exteriors making clear how and why these mercurial o. Weird but enjoyable Literature plus mathematics I guessBut really isn t this how we all are much impressed by things we do not understand and hoping that they represent something very wise and interestingTo get the number from the fraction it is necessary only to keep the fraction s numerators while discarding its denominators the decimal point serving to separate the integer from the fraction that follows In place of 13141000 rather ungainly let us be honest there is 1314 sleek as a seal and as easy to train all that is needed to use it is a willingness to keep track of the decimal point and the places that it commandsMud we might leave to the philosophers They love the stuff

David Berlinski ✓ 9 Read

From the acclaimed author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts In his latest foray into mathematics David Berlinski takes on the simplest uestions that can be asked What is. In the end this book is about defining and proving elementary mathematics procedures Some of the proofs are elegant such as why two negatives eual a positive and the work with fractions However movement through the book is choppy and a background in math is necessary to enjoy this book s thesis

  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • One Two Three
  • David Berlinski
  • English
  • 08 November 2019
  • 9780375423338

About the Author: David Berlinski

David Berlinski is a senior fellow in the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and CultureRecent articles by Berlinski have been prominently featured in Commentary Forbes ASAP and the Boston Review Two of his articles “On the Origins of the Mind” November and “What Brings a World into Being” March have been anthologized in The Best American Science Writing edited by A.



10 thoughts on “One Two Three

  1. says:

    Dr Berlinski's little book was a pleasure to read He managed to make book about elementary mathematics engaging and entertaining Highly recommended

  2. says:

    In the end this book is about defining and proving elementary mathematics procedures Some of the proofs are elegant such as why two negatives eual a positive and the work with fractions However movement through the book is choppy and a backgrou

  3. says:

    Somewhat Interesting but dry This book is the author's reflection on mathematics and consists of a historical overview the foundation of mathematics in commerce general observations and proofs Berlinski tries to make it interesting and winso

  4. says:

    The author a mathematics and philosophy professor writes about the basic concepts of simple arithmetic addition subtraction multiplication division starting with the premise that numbers exist outside of human endeavor then on to the definition of addition which is just adding by one lingering at the problem of zero then through some rather convoluted proofs of various theorems to stop at the abstract algebraic concepts of ring

  5. says:

    Weird but enjoyable Literature plus mathematics I guess?But really isn’t this how we all are much impressed by things we do not understand and hoping that they represent something very wise and interesting?To get the number from the fraction

  6. says:

    what is primitive and thus given and what is civilized and thus made find one another in contentment

  7. says:

    An entertaining jaunt through some important points in the history and philosophy of the most basic foundations in mathematics

  8. says:

    David Berlinksi is among the leaders of writing so called popular books about different aspects of math some that is highly advanced as in The Advent of the Algorithm and some that is very very basic as in 2011's One Two ThreeBerlinksi assigns the basic mathematical functions the group name AEM or Absolutely Elementary Mathematic

  9. says:

    This book made me think about how much we take for granted in basic mathematics What is the abstract concept of a number where did it come from? Berlinski touches on some important developments of absolutely elementary mathematics and presents gobs of proofs of fundamental concepts I hadn’t seen before However this book was tedious in the d

  10. says:

    Too wordy by the multiplicative inverse of one's successorBerlinski is far too enad by his own words to the point that even when he is making very simple arguments it becomes easy to lose track of where he is heading Don't get me wrong; I love math history anecdotes and analogies But when the telling is so ornate and circumlocutory it obscures than reveals As evidenced by those fake proofs of 12 which depend on the re

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