Zero the biography of a dangerous idea
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And while it relates all of its ideas to zero, it's not really about zero. Dengan hadirnya angka nol, bisa dikatakan sistem numeral Romawi yang terdisi Ketika Leonardo da Pisa kelak dikenal juga sebagai Fibonacci memperkenalkan angka nol ke Eropa, dia banyak dihujat kaum terpelajar di sana. Still, I wasn't expecting you to come for me in the guise of a pick for our book club. Apalagi yang perlu dipelajari dalam fisika? Now it threatens the foundations of modern physics. I like the chapter titles beginning with Another one of the best books that I've read recently.

For centuries the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. It is a number, and it is an idea; it is a troublemaker, and it is a problem solver. My grade 11 math teacher gave this to me, and I remember reading it and loving it. Namun, hasil radiasi emisi ini sungguh di luar harapan para fisikawan saat itu. The book advances through time chronologically, from the Greek philosophers through Renaissance paintings through Einstein's relativity, ending with speculations on string theory. If one is not familiar with any calculus or physics concepts, they should not read this book.

Yah, meski gak terlalu mendalam, tapi secara lengkap, buku ini merangkum sejarah kelahiran angka nol dan usaha-usaha manusia dalam mengalahkan angka nol. After finishing the book, I actually spent two hours giving myself basic algebra problems to see if I could still solve them. He lives in Washington D. Rangkuman usaha pengalahan angka nol inilah yang menjadi tema mendasar buku ini. Bagaimana jika potongan tadi sedemikian kecilnya sehingga bisa dikatakan nol? Zero's enigmatic presence in our thoughts is a gateway to the speculative, sometimes nearly mystical suppositions in a scientific vein that take up the final third of the work. Also, know this: the first appendix details a mathematical proof on why Winston Churchill is a carrot. If you've been slacking on the equations, Seife blazes on ahead, turning corners faster than you can catch up.

The other galaxies are speeding further away from us. 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. As a side note, toward the end of , the author says that he believes students learning about science should also learn about the people behind the discoveries of science and how they made their discoveries. The author takes a seemingly simple topic, then tells us how incredibly complex it really is, and then simplifie You have to love a book that has a section giving instructions on how to build your own wormhole-time machine. As long as you have some basic arithmetic left over from high school, you can follow along. The activity of comparing and by extension of measuring is part of this odd number which happens to be even. Artinya, jika waktu diputar ke belakang, alam semesta ternyata 'lahir' melalui proses yang dikenal dengan nama Big Bang.

However, zero appeared once again in limit as zero decided by zero. The prose does a pretty good job of simplifying major philosophies and major mathematics concepts for the general reader, although about two-thirds of the way through, the history of zero reaches imaginary numbers and proceeds to quantum mechanics, and from then on, the concepts become fairly technical. Artinya, jika waktu diputar ke belakang, alam semesta ternyata 'lahir' melalui proses yang dikenal dengan nama Big Bang. The last chapters dove into physics, time-travel, black holes, our galaxy, how the star distances were measured, how the universe came to be big bang theory and how it may end, how we can travel vast distances on little fuel. Peradaban kita kembali ke titik nol! Enjoyed the e calculus , too. Bisa dikatakan Hawking adalah fisikawan atheis terbesar sepanjang masa.

Then came the Renaissance -- a time when much, indeed, was ado about nothing. The story intersects with the lives of many famous mathematicians, but the obvious slimness of this book testifies that Seife managed to distill only what was necessary about their lives in his quest to explain the mystery of zero. The Mayan's had the calendar system figured out. Seperti teori Wien dan Rayliegh di atas yang tidak ada kecocokannya, kedua teori ini juga sama. Long ago, zero seemed a necessary abstraction in the realm of mathematics and science. In its early days, the concept of zero ran into its perception as a concept that went athwart religion. Padahal bumi tiap hari disinari matahari! The biggest questions in science and religion are about nothingness and eternity, the void and the infinite, zero and infinity.

Meski teori Hawking belum final, tapi konsekuensi pergolakan fisika ini tak ayal menyeret kaum filsuf dan agamawan. In Zero, Science Journalist Charles Seife follows this innocent-looking number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe, its rise and transcendence in the West, and its ever-present threat to modern physics. It's all, as the Hindus knew, a play between the void and the absolute. Is it true that science as we know it depends on this mysterious round digit? Begitu panjangnya usaha manusia mengalahkan esensi angka nol ini, namun sejauh ini kita harus mengaku kalah. Mengapa dalam kesahajaannya angka Nol justru menimbulkan kekompleksitasan yang mencengangkan? After reading the first two chapters, I knew I wanted to own it, and I will definitely be buying a copy. The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshiped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics.

Ketika Leonardo da Pisa kelak dikenal juga sebagai Fibonacci memperkenalkan angka nol ke Eropa, dia banyak dihujat kaum terpelajar di sana. The author also is able to provide an understanding of these mathematical tools in a way that a non-mathematician can grasp. The biography is very interesting, beginning with history and philosophy and ending with science and the modern age. Associated Press articles: Copyright © 2016 The Associated Press. Eventually the path leads to infinity which, like its twin zero, figures the limit of human experience. After finishing the book, I actually spent two hours giving myself basic algebra problems to see if I could still solve them. It is both nothing and everything.