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 ...
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 ...
Yelkouan Shearwater - Ecology and Status
... Most winter in that sea, but small numbers enter the Atlantic in late summer ... a gregarious species, which can be seen in large numbers from boats or headlands, especially in autumn ... 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 ... the domain of this polynomial from the reals to the dual numbers ...

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Famous quotes containing the word numbers:

    And when all bodies meet
    In Lethe to be drowned,
    Then only numbers sweet
    With endless life are crowned.
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

    Old age equalizes—we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    What culture lacks is the taste for anonymous, innumerable germination. Culture is smitten with counting and measuring; it feels out of place and uncomfortable with the innumerable; its efforts tend, on the contrary, to limit the numbers in all domains; it tries to count on its fingers.
    Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985)