The Mathematical Traveler

TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1   How Do We Count?
CHAPTER 2   Early Counting
CHAPTER 3   Counting in Other Species
CHAPTER 4   Ancient Numbers
CHAPTER 5   Chinese and New World Numbers
CHATPER 6   Problems in Paradise
CHAPTER 7   The Negative Numbers
CHAPTER 8   Dealing with the Infinite
CHAPTER 9   Dedekind’s Cut: Irrational Numbers
CHAPTER 10   Story of Transcendental Numbers
CHAPTER 11   Expanding the Kingdom: Complex Numbers
CHAPTER 12   Really Big: Transfinite Numbers
CHAPTER 13   The Genius Calculators
CHAPTER 14   What Does It All Mean?
CHPATER 15   Numbers: Past, Present, and Future
End Notes
Glossary
Bibliography



Clawson elegantly describes the grand swirl and high art of humankind’s greatest creation—the concept numbers.   Jerry King Ph.D. Professor of Mathematics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.