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## The MAA New Mathematical Library 1: Numbers: Rational and Irrational (Softcover)"This book deals with the number system, one of the basic structures in mathematics. It is concerned especially with ways of classifying numbers into various categories; for example, it provides some criteria for deciding if a given number is rational (i.e., representable as a common fraction) or irrational, if it is algebraic or transcendental." — From the back cover ## $9.95 |

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**VERY GOOD:** The small softcover is in very good condition, showing only a minimal sign of use or wear. The pages are clean, the binding is tight, and the covers are straight.

## Description

From the back cover: “In the course of the later chapters, the reader is introduced to some of the more recent developments in mathematics. Professor Niven’s book may be read with profit by interested high school students as well as by college students and others who want to know more about the basic aspects of pure mathematics. Most readers will find the early chapters well within their grasp while ambitious readers will profit by the more advanced material to be found in later chapters.”

**BRIEF CONTENTS**

- Introduction
- Chapter 1 – Natural Numbers and Integers
- Chapter 2 – Rational Numbers
- Chapter 3 – Real Numbers
- Chapter 4 – Irrational Numbers
- Chapter 5 – Trigonometric and Logarithmic Numbers
- Chapter 6 – The Approximation of Irrationals by Rationals
- Chapter 7 – The Existence of Transcendental Numbers
- Appendix A – Proof That There Are Infinitely Many Prime Numbers
- Appendix B – Proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic
- Appendix C – Cantor’s Proof of the Existence of Transcendental Numbers
- Appendix D – Trigonometric Numbers
- Answers and Suggestions to Selected Problems
- Index

## Details

- SKU:
- 1610
- Subject:
- Mathematics
- Author:
- Niven, Ivan
- Publisher:
- The Mathematical Association of America
- Publish Date:
- Fifteen Printing, November 2002
- Format:
- Softcover
- Weight (pounds):
- 0.56
- Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
- 6″x9″x0.4″
- ISBN-13:
- 9780883856017
- ISBN-10:
- 0883856018
- Grade Level:
- Grades 10-12
- Series:
- The MAA New Mathematical Library (NML)

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