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One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science Summary
George Gamow

Everything you need to understand or teach One Two Three . . . Infinity by George Gamow.

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One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science Summary

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"One, Two, Three. . . Infinity - Facts and Speculations of Science" by George Gamow is a work that is jam-packed with facts and information that cover in great detail the advancements man has made and the knowledge he has gained about himself, his world and his universe through the sciences of mathematics and physics.

The book opens with everyone's favorite subject: mathematics. The book contains a history of numbers that begins with how numbers came to be and how they were used in different societies. To the Hottentots in South Africa, numbers were almost meaningless - in fact they only related to and need three numbers. If someone asked a Hottentot tribesman with four or more children how many children he had, his response would be "many." But, of course, in most other cultures, the need arose for a workable numeric system. Roman numerals filled the bill for a...

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