Beyond Infinity: An Expedition To The Outer Limits Of Mathematics by Eugenia ChengBeyond Infinity: An Expedition To The Outer Limits Of Mathematics by Eugenia Cheng

Beyond Infinity: An Expedition To The Outer Limits Of Mathematics

byEugenia Cheng

Hardcover | March 28, 2017

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

Whether pondering why some numbers are uncountable, or why infinity + 1 is not the same as 1 + infinity, we've all asked 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 this little symbol holds the biggest idea of all.
Eugenia Cheng is an honorary fellow in pure mathematics at the University of Sheffield and the scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Title:Beyond Infinity: An Expedition To The Outer Limits Of MathematicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1.12 inPublished:March 28, 2017Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0465094813

ISBN - 13:9780465094813

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Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR EUGENIA CHENG"[Cheng] conveys the spirit of inventiveness and creativity in math... Refreshing is the word that keeps coming to mind." --Steven Strogatz, as quoted in the New York Times"Dr. Cheng...has a knack for brushing aside conventions and edicts, like so many pie crumbs from a cutting board."--Natalie Angier, New York Times "[Eugenia Cheng's] tone is clear, clever and friendly. Even at her most whimsical she is rigorous and insightful... [She is] a lucid and nimble expositor." --Alex Bellos, New York Times Book Review