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Numbers

  • John VinceEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter revises the sets of numbers employed in mathematics such as natural, integer, rational, irrational, real, algebraic, transcendental, imaginary, complex, quaternions and octonions. It also describes how these numbers behave in the context of three laws: commutative law, associative law and the distributive law. Apart from the every-day base of 10, the three important bases in computer science are covered: binary, octal and hexadecimal.

References

  1. Crandall R, Pomerance C (2006) Prime numbers: a computational perspective, 2nd ednGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bournemouth UniversityBreinton, HerefordUK

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