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Havil, Julian, 1952-
The irrationals / Julian Havil
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QA247.5 .H38 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Irrational numbers
Numbers, Real
Physical Description ix, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Greek beginnings -- The route to Germany -- Two new irrationals -- Irrationals, old and new -- A very special irrational -- From the rational to the transcendental -- Transcendentals -- Continued fractions revisited -- The question and problem of randomness -- One question, three answers -- Does irrationality matter? -- Appendix A: The spiral of Theodorus -- Appendix B: Rational parameterizations of the circle -- Appendix C: Two properties of continued fractions -- Appendix D: Finding the tomb of Roger Apéry -- Appendix E: Equivalence relations -- Appendix F: The mean value theorem

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