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Number Stories

Number Stories

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Published by: writerhari on Mar 13, 2012
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Short Stories about Numbers
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Rajnish Kumar, born in 1971, is a Mechanical Engineer by profession working with the Indian Railways. He callshimself a number maniac, but never got cent percent inMathematics. He loves the subject and after years of exciting adventures with figures and numbers treads uponthe path of writing on Mathematics.
 
Short Stories about Numbers
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 © Rajnish Kumar, 2006All knowledge imparted through this book is in publicdomain.
 
Short Stories about Numbers
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CONTENTS
PREFACE
......................................................................................................6
 
Chapter 1
EVOLUTION OF NUMBERS
.............................................9
 
Chapter 2
ORIGIN OF MATHEMATICAL TERMS ANDSYMBOLS
...................................................................................................13
 
Chapter 3
ETYMOLOGY OF ALGEBRA
........................................21
 
Chapter 4
WHY IS ELEVEN NOT ONETEEN AND TWELVENOT TWOTEEN?
.....................................................................................23
 
Chapter 5
THE WORLD’S LARGEST NUMBER 
..........................25
 
Chapter 6 SIFR-
THE FATHER OF ZERO
.......................................27
 
Chapter 7 
WHY THERE IS NO NOBEL PRIZE INMATHEMATICS?
.....................................................................................29
 
Chapter 8
MYSTERIOUS INFINITY
.................................................31
 
Chapter 9
MISUNDERSTOOD CALCULUS
...................................38
 
Chapter 10
FOUR FOURS
.....................................................................42
 
Chapter 11
MULTIPLICATION TABLES
.......................................43
 
Chapter 12
DIVISIBILTY FUNDA
......................................................46
 
Chapter 13
PRINTER’S ERRORS
.......................................................52
 
Chapter 14
DIGITAL VARIANTS
........................................................54
 
Chapter 15
0123456789 AND MORE
..................................................60
 
Chapter 16 
MYSTIFYING 1729 AND RAMANUJAN
...................68
 

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