Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea Quiz

Charles Seife
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


According to the author in Chapter 7, “Absolute Zeros,” thermodynamics led physicists to believe that light was not a particle but what?


How is the Planck relation expressed?


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


The author says in Chapter 6, “Infinity’s Twin” that by employing the concept of infinity, Johannes Kepler showed that ellipses and what were the same?


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

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