Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea Quiz

Charles Seife
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Who proposed that a static universe could be viable if there was an alternative explanation of redshift due to a mechanism that would cause light to lose energy as it traveled through space?


What refers to a special type of element of a set with respect to a binary operation on that set, leaving other elements unchanged when combined with them?


What theory is used to formalize mathematics and its concepts as a collection of objects and arrows (morphisms)?


The author asserts in Chapter 6, “Infinity's Twin” that with the introduction of imaginary numbers, the fundamental theorem of what mathematical branch was discovered?


What refers to a positive integer that has at least one positive divisor other than one or itself?

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