Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea Quiz

Charles Seife
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


When did Nicholas of Cusa live?


When was Jean le Rond d'Alembert born?


According to the author in Chapter 5, “Infinite Zeros and Infidel Mathematicians,” Leibniz wanted to use infinitesimals in calculus which were termed what?


Quantum mechanics eliminated zero in classical thermodynamics by removing what, according to the author in Chapter 7, “Absolute Zeros”?


In what year was Albert Einstein awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his “discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”?

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