About the book: The Story of Numbers discusses various kinds of numbers and their curious interconnections without getting into hardcore mathematics. Starting from natural numbers, integers, real numbers, complex numbers and some special numbers like dual numbers, p-adic numbers etc. are introduced at an elementary level. Interesting anecdotes involving great mathematicians and their marvellous creations are included.
About the author: Asok Kumar Mallik is Honorary Distinguished Professor at IIEST, Shibpur. He retired from IIT Kanpur in 2009. Iiscpress and CUP (India) P. Ltd have jointly published his earlier book entitled ” Popular Problems and Puzzles in Mathematics”.