Beyond Infinity: An Expedition To The Outer Limits Of Mathematics

byEugenia Cheng

Hardcover | July 15, 2018

Beyond Infinity: An Expedition To The Outer Limits Of Mathematics by Eugenia Cheng
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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? InBeyond 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 Infinityshows how one little symbol holds the biggest idea of all.
Title:Beyond Infinity: An Expedition To The Outer Limits Of MathematicsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.5 X 5.88 X 1.12 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.5 X 5.88 X 1.12 inPublished:July 15, 2018Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0465094813

ISBN - 13:9780465094813

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