June 2003 Archives

Book: Zero by Charles Seif

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I'm really starting to dig these math books. This one, Zero by Charles Seif, is a short survey of mathematics and physics history with a bent toward the concepts of zero and infinity. It's a good and quick read that will be interesting to anybody who enjoys cultural history of numbers and math. With it's cool quotes, any science type people will enjoy it to. Sometimes Seife gets a little idyllic and speculative (drawing quick conclusions), but nobody but (us) math dorks would read it otherwise.