Numbers: Great Ideas Continue to Work

Numbers are so Much More Than Numbers
by Bruce E. Camber

My first steps to analyze the nature of a number was back in 2016. I had been reminiscing about Pythagoras and his affections for numbers when I found a reference to an article about Theano (his wife, daughter, or confidant). It challenged my prior understanding. Too important, I started a new article, On Constructing the Universe from Scratch, with that key quote from her.

Numbers are first and foremost relational. They appear solitary, but there is a necessary relation to every number that surrounds it or in any way is incorporated with it. Numbers bear our identity and the identity of everything since the very beginning of space and time.

Here are a few other pages about numbers within this website:

  1.  January 2016,
  2. June 2021, Worldviews Are Too Small – Engage: An Integrated View of the Universe
  3. December 2013, Take to the extremes
  4. Reference charts, Largest and smallest
    (much more to come)

Here are a few books on our bookshelf, now subject of study:

  1. 1960 E.P. Wigner, Princeton physicist and Nobel Laureate, 1963, wrote The.Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
  2. An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers, G. H. Hardy, Edward M. Wright, Andrew Wiles, Roger Heath-Brown, Joseph Silverman
  3. A Classical Introduction to Modern Number Theory, Kenneth Ireland and Michael Rosen
  4. Journey through Genius: The Great Theorems of Mathematics, William Dunham
  5. The Book of Numbers, John H. Conway, Richard Guy
  6. The Book of Numbers: The Secret of Numbers and How They Changed the World, Peter Bentley
  7. The Symmetries of Things, by John H. Conway, Heidi Burgiel, Chaim Goodman-Strauss
  8. On Quaternions and Octonions by John Horton Conway, Derek Smith
  9. The Princeton Companion to Mathematics by Timothy Gowers, June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader