Zero the biography of a dangerous idea
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They started with zero, but didn't call it that. Today, zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time: the quest for a theory of everything. Imagining a world without zero is probably difficult for most people. Imagining a world without zero is probably difficult for most people. But from there through Georg Reimann's projective geometry, past the cabalistic mathematics of Georg Cantor and on into Einstein and it gets even more ephemeral and elusive. And while it relates all of its ideas to zero, it's not really about zero. Bidang kajian Fisika Elementer dewasa ini sudah pada taraf 'tak dapat diungkapkan dengan kata-kata'.

Reproduction of material from any Salon pages without written permission is strictly prohibited. And the last third of the book is more focused on quantum mechanics and cosmology and sort of forgets about the philosophical struggles. Though I admire his stance in neither dumbing down the material nor making it intimidating for the casual reader, at some point, no matter how breezily one explains black holes or the Casimir effect- there's no disguising that there are some vast concepts being covered. Jawabannya ada di buku ini sebagian :D Udah ah, whhooaaa. Here I am, three years later, returning to Zero for a second read. Akhirnya, dengan mempertimbangkan hal tersebut, bangsa Eropa menerima penggunaan bilangan nol.

Short as it is, the first two thirds of the work provide an engaging survey of the development and application of 'zero' in mathematics. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Elegant, witty, and enlightening, Zero is a compelling look at the strangest number in the universeૼand one of the greatest paradoxes of human thought. Most of the book deals with the uses of zero and infinity in physics, astronomy and other sciences and I didn't find that as interesting. Fisikawan Jerman, Max Planck menawarkan solusi ajaib sekaligus mengerikan.

I think you'll get a good grasp on the most misunderstood number in this witty book. Dengan keberuntungan yang sama, mereka berhasil mencocokkan data percobaan dengan rumus 'sederhana'. Rather than ignoring the problem, they embraced zero and infinity as we learn in calculus, especially integration: the method of adding infinite zeroes to reach a finite number. Untuk menjadikannya nol, perlu energi tak terbayangkan, perlu biaya lebih mahal dan usaha lebih ekstrem. Zero has pitted East against West and faith against reason, and its intransigence persists in the dark core of a black hole and the brilliant flash of the Big Bang. In fact, I might wait a couple days before returning it to the library just so I can read at least the first couple chapters again.

It is a number, and it is an idea; it is a troublemaker, and it is a problem solver. Contemplating zero leads eventually to its inverse, infinity. Meski bentuknya sangat bersahaja, cuma berbentuk lingkaran 0 , bahkan di beberapa budaya hanya cukup diwakili tanda titik. To theologians who unquestionably accepted Aristotlean concepts of nature, God or gods created the integers and fractions that appear in our everyday life from the golden ratio, pi, e, harmonic sequences, etc. Of course, we know that the information on the Mayan perspective was most likely burned by the Spaniards and as for the Indian perspective, perhaps it lies in an ancient scroll somewhere. Still, I wasn't expecting you to come for me in the guise of a pick for our book club. No longer the gullible high school student now a gullible university student! Seife has a keen sense of humor and an appreciation for the trivia of history.

Hingga hari ini, milyaran dollar telah terkuras hanya demi 'mengupas' isi atom hingga bagian paling-paling-paling-paling-paling dasar. My wife could not understand how a book about math could make me laugh so much. With remarkable economy, Seife urges his readers to peer through the zero down into the abyss of absolute emptiness and out into the infinite expanse of space. A lot of names, theories, dates and some interesting stories to help bring the time period s to life. Bagaimana jika potongan tadi sedemikian kecilnya sehingga bisa dikatakan nol? After reading the first two chapters, I knew I wanted to own it, and I will definitely be buying a copy. As I said, this is a very entertaining book, and the equations shouldn't stop the curious reader.

The only improvement that would have made it better is if there were more known about the origin of zero, in particular the ancient Mayan and ancient Indian perspective on the number. It is also apparent that Mr. If I had read this book when i was in middle school, I would have been wagging my tail in math class every day. For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. A lot of names, theories, dates and some interesting stories to help bring the time period s to life. To theologians who unquestionably accepted Aristotlean concepts of nature, God or gods created the integers and fractions that appear in our everyday life from the golden ratio 4.

The biography is very interesting, beginning with history and philosophy and ending with science and the modern age. Di lain pihak, fisika yang pada gilirannya nanti tanpa ampun menyeret dunia filsafat dalam gejolak arus membingungkan hampir mengalami kematian karena terbentur masalah angka nol. It gets easier from there, although you do have to wait forty six years and haul the thing to another planet. While I'm sure he wanted to avoid turning the book into a text on Aristotelian philosophy, I feel like there are gaps here that, if not filled, could have been covered with a more attractive carpet. Sebelum-sebelumnya, ini ajaibnya, kedua teori super canggih tersebut sama sekali tidak mengalami kecocokan.