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Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Charles Seife
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Topics for Discussion

Why was zero such a hard sell to the West?

How did zero originate?

How did zero enter the West? How did it open up scientific progress?

Discuss three connections that the book draws between zero and infinity.

How did zero bring about calculus?

How did zero bring about quantum mechanics and general relativity?

Why does Seife think that zero may finally have the last laugh?

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