Beyond Infinity

Author(s): CHENG EUGENIA

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"[Cheng] does a great service by showing us non-mathematician schlubs how real mathematical creativity works."

--Wall Street Journal

 

How big is the universe? How many numbers are there? And is infinity + 1 is the same as 1 + infinity? Such questions occur to young children and our greatest minds. And they are all the same question: What is infinity? In Beyond Infinity, Eugenia Cheng takes us on a staggering journey from elemental math to its loftiest abstractions. Along the way, she considers how to use a chessboard to plan a worldwide dinner party, how to make a chicken-sandwich sandwich, and how to create infinite cookies from a finite ball of dough. Beyond Infinity shows how one little symbol holds the biggest idea of all.

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If you have a questioning mind, and or a desire to understand how math can and should be used to encourage and instruct critical thinking this is a book for you!

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General Fields

  • : 9780465094813
  • : Basic Books
  • : Basic Books
  • : 0.421841
  • : March 2017
  • : 1.125 Inches X 5.875 Inches X 8.5 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : CHENG EUGENIA
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 304