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Mathematics and Physics for Programmers, Second Edition by Danny Kodicek, John Patrick Flynt

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Chapter 1. Numbers

Overview

Most people would say that numbers are the foundation of mathematics. This is quite a modern view, because for most of the past two thousand years, students began with geometry. On the other hand, numbers are certainly the foundation of computers, and a thorough understanding of numbers and how they work is vital to programming.

In this respect, then, the journey begins with a look at the way computers represent numbers and what you can do with numbers using a computer. The goal here is to think about what a number is, especially the distinction between the number and the ...

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