Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea Quiz

Charles Seife
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


In Chapter 8, “Zero Hour at Ground Zero,” the author states that the Hubble telescope saw that most galaxies were flying away from one another by using red-shifting and blue-shifting effects, the cosmological equivalent of what?


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


What kind of stars did the Hubble space telescope use to measure the size of the universe?


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 mathematical term refers to a partially ordered set in which any two elements have a supremum and an infimum?

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