What are 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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on numbers:

Finnish Grammar - Numbers
... Please refer to the separate numbers article for details of how numbers work in Finnish ...
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 ...
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 ... population decline historically and thus, while not threatened judging from its absolute numbers, could be vulnerable to adverse effects of inbreeding ...
Dual Number - Differentiation
... One application of dual numbers is automatic differentiation ... Consider the real dual numbers above ... straightforward to extend the domain of this polynomial from the reals to the dual 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 ...

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Famous quotes containing the word numbers:

    One murder makes a villain, millions a hero. Numbers sanctify, my good fellow.
    Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977)

    The barriers of conventionality have been raised so high, and so strangely cemented by long existence, that the only hope of overthrowing them exists in the union of numbers linked together by common opinion and effort ... the united watchword of thousands would strike at the foundation of the false system and annihilate it.
    Mme. Ellen Louise Demorest 1824–1898, U.S. women’s magazine editor and woman’s club movement pioneer. Demorest’s Illustrated Monthly and Mirror of Fashions, p. 203 (January 1870)

    All ye poets of the age,
    All ye witlings of the stage,
    Learn your jingles to reform,
    Crop your numbers to conform.
    Let your little verses flow
    Gently, sweetly, row by row;
    Let the verse the subject fit,
    Little subject, little wit.
    Namby-Pamby is your guide,
    Albion’s joy, Hibernia’s pride.
    Henry Carey (1693?–1743)