What are Numbers?

Some articles on numbers:

Polybius - Cryptography
... Five numbers were then aligned on the outside top of the square, and five numbers on the left side of the square vertically ... Usually these numbers were arranged 1 through 5 ... By cross-referencing the two numbers along the grid of the square, a letter could be deduced ...
Dual Number - Algebraic Properties
... In abstract algebra terms, the dual numbers can be described as the quotient of the polynomial ring R by the ideal generated by the polynomial X2, R/(X2 ... With this description, it is clear that the dual numbers form a commutative ring with characteristic 0 ... Moreover the inherited multiplication gives the dual numbers the structure of a commutative and associative algebra over the reals of dimension two ...
Finnish Grammar - Numbers
... Please refer to the separate numbers article for details of how numbers work in Finnish ...
Dual Number - Differentiation
... One application of dual numbers is automatic differentiation ... Consider the real dual numbers above ... domain of this polynomial from the reals to the dual numbers ...
Yelkouan Shearwater - Ecology and Status
... Most winter in that sea, but small numbers enter the Atlantic in late summer ... This is a gregarious species, which can be seen in large numbers from boats or headlands, especially in autumn ... decline historically and thus, while not threatened judging from its absolute numbers, could be vulnerable to adverse effects of inbreeding ...

More definitions of "Numbers":

  • (noun): The fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt.
    Synonyms: Book of Numbers

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