The Nature of Negative Numbers by Peter Erickson

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The Nature of Negative Numbers There is a famous number that contradicts the real law of signs. That number is square of -1. Some regard this exception to be a member of its own tiny number system, whereas others hold that it is something else that only looks like a number. Its ontological status will be established in the course of this book. More importantly, another number system that has been invented by the author will be presented. Based upon a different law of signs, it is fully consistent with square roots of negative numbers. This is the veritable number system. The implications are immense.

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Peter F. Erickson graduated, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University. In 1975, he wrote Introduction To The Tripartite System. Therein, a new monetary system was proposed, one designed to obviate the eventual doom of the U.S. dollar. In 1997 came forth The Stance of Atlas, a critical review of Ayn Rand's philosophy and, especially, of her epistemology. The first paper on the veritable number system was copyrighted and distributed in 1999. Passport To Poverty: The 90's Stock Market And What It Can Still Do To You appeared in 2003. In 2006, the work Absolute Space, Absolute Time, & Absolute Motion was published.
Published December 20, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 174 pages
Genres: Science & Math.

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Starting from the nature of real numbers together with their basic operations such as subtraction and multiplication of signed numbers, Erickson finds that there are flaws in how we view negative numbers;

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In his book The Nature of Negative Numbers, Peter Erickson argues that the real number system, although “broadly accepted,” is deficient mainly because of its ambiguities.

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