Hi, everyone! Today’s post is the introduction to a new mini-series on numbers and arithmetic.
In this series, I’m going to take you back to some elementary math concepts from your childhood. I want you to get a good intuition about fundamental mathematical objects which we use in pretty much everything else we do in math. Namely, the objects called numbers.
Besides numbers themselves, I want to focus on the intuition behind the most common operations with numbers: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponentiation, roots, and logarithms. The field concerned with these operations is called arithmetic and is one of the fundamental fields in mathematics.[Read more…]