Explore The 7 Days of Creation in The Big Bang of Numbers

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    DAY 1: ARITHMETIC

    Numbers will be your building blocks, so your first order of business will be to build them. There’s just one problem – you have a single building material to create them from: nothing!

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    DAY 2: GEOMETRY

    You’ll create empty space, and then construct all sorts of shapes and figures in it. But will it be the usual empty space you’re familiar with, or will there be some curvature to it?

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    DAY 3: ALGEBRA

    You’ll need to hire Nature to do the actual building for you. Algebra will be the language in which you’ll be able to communicate – whether you’re asking her to draw a circle or create a rabbit.

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    DAY 4: PATTERNS

    The circles, squares, cubes and spheres you built on Day 2 won’t be enough. To capture all the effects of your universe, you’ll need more complicated geometric shapes, called fractals.

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    DAY 5: PHYSICS

    Nature will need rules and laws to keep your universe orderly. This will be the day to create them.

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    DAY 6: INFINITY

    Whether or not you incorporate it in your universe explicitly, you’ll be beholden to infinity. Day 6 will be an exploration of its properties.

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    DAY 7: EMERGENCE

    On this final day of creation, you’ll lay back and watch how the phenomena in your universe emerge from the mathematics you’ve put in place.

The Big Bang of Numbers by Manil Suri
 
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