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The Seventeenth Century: The Bloom of Science

  • Antonis Modinos
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Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Abstract

After the acceptance of zero as a number, following the adoption of the decimal way of writing numbers (see  Sect. 1.2), it became gradually common to think of numbers as points on a straight line: the positive numbers extending, in order of increasing magnitude.

Keywords

Rational Number Celestial Body Irrational Number Analytical Geometry Dark Ring 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emeritus Professor of PhysicsNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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